Michaelsberg is a mountain of witnesses upstream of the Stromberg ridge.
It offers a great view of the surrounding vineyards, the Neckarland and into the Zabergäu.
On the mountain is also the beautiful pilgrimage church of St. Michael from the 12th Century and in the former hospice buildings of the Capuchin Order today a youth education center of the Diocese of Rottenburg is housed.
According to legend, Saint Boniface, in a battle against the devil, called on the Archangel Michael to help him with a golden angel's feather. Where the fight took place, a church was built. The spring was said to have miraculous healing powers and was a popular pilgrimage destination for centuries.
Already to Celtic time existed on the Michaelsberg a sanctuary. Later, the Romans erected a luna temple on the spot.
First remains of a Carolingian chapel could be dated to the 8th century.
In the High Middle Ages (12th century), the castle Obermagenheim was built on the west side. On the eastern side of the Capuchin Order at that time built the present church. The castle was destroyed during the peasant wars in the 16th century.
December 3, 2016
The Michaelsberg at Cleebronn is with a height of 394 m a prominent elevation on the southern edge of Zabergäus. Already from Roman times building remains could be found here. In addition to the predominantly Romanesque Michaelskirche, there are still the buildings of a Baroque Capuchin monastery, which today serve as a Catholic youth meeting house. On the western edge of the mountain are traces of the medieval castle Obermagenheim.
The mountain is a cone mountain with a 350 m long and a maximum of about 60 m wide plateau. He owes his title "Guardian of Zaberg" to his exposed position. It is located about one kilometer southeast of the community Cleebronn. In the vicinity there are north - in the direction of Zabergäus - the Castle Magenheim and south - on the edge of the Stromberg - the theme park Tripsdrill. In good weather, a view up to the Königstuhl, the Katzenbuckel, the Löwensteiner mountains and the Swabian Alb is possible.
May 13, 2018
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