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Kirchenburg Walldorf

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  • Tevion1505 (Andreas)

    Well before it was first mentioned in a document in 982 in a deed of donation to the Petruskirche in Aschaffenburg, what is now Walldorf's fortified church was founded as a royal court. The rock rising up from the valley level was ideal for building a fortification.

    The fortification was on the northern border of the former Franconian Empire at the Werra crossing of the old trade route from Frankfurt am Main to Gotha and Erfurt (Frankfurter Strasse). The place Walldorf later developed around the royal court.

    In 1008 the diocese of Würzburg took over Walldorf with its castle hill. The people of Würzburg expanded the fortifications and converted them into an episcopal fortress. A first chapel was built, which was later followed by a church. Romanesque window openings from that time are still visible today. The complex only became the actual church in the late Middle Ages.

    The church building "to our dear women", as it used to be called, was erected in its present form in 1587, in 1634 destroyed except for the masonry, and refurbished between 1648 and 1651.

    Many traces of that time can still be found today, such as remains of fire and fire-preserved food, a treasure trove of coins and a few years ago even a buried contemporary right behind the archway at the entrance to the castle complex.

    Source: kirchenburg-walldorf.de/seite/280865/geschichte.html

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    • August 6, 2021

  • Cori

    The Walldorf fortified church was a hill fort in the Middle Ages and is today a church in Walldorf an der Werra.

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    • May 25, 2019

  • Sopho, Micha & Bella 🐶🐾

    The fortified church Walldorf was a hilltop castle in the Middle Ages and is now a church in Walldorf an der Werra, a district of the town of Meiningen in southern Thuringia.

    (Source: Wikipedia)

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    • March 1, 2021

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