Mountain Biking Highlight
The town hall and the other buildings are apparently also former castles.
Exactly can not be found out at the moment, in any case, the whole, very large complex around the present city hall points to a manorial plant.
The old church fits nicely into the overall picture and was certainly part of the whole area.
The Rabanhaus (pharmacy) was named after one of the former stately owners or his brother.
The story of the whole is pretty much forgotten and much is in the dark. Hardly anything can be found out, like so much of our past, for example who had created the burial mounds in the area ....
Addendum: Apparently there were even 3 castles in / near Helmstadt and that could have been one of them, see: