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Stadt Schillingsfürst


Stadt Schillingsfürst
Anton-Roth-Weg 9
91583 Schillingsfürst
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The castle and water town of Schillingsfürst is idyllically located at the highest point in the Frankenhöhe Nature Park, directly on the Romantic Road. The imposing castle of the Princes of Hohenlohe can be seen from afar. The name Schillingsfürst was mentioned for the first time in the year 1000 in a document, the so-called “Burgbernheimer Wildbannurkunde”. With this document, Emperor Otto III gave. the Würzburg bishop the hunting rights in the area between Burgbernheim and Leutershausen. The name “xillingsfirst”, which in this case refers to a mountain, was mentioned as one of the boundaries. After the castle complex was destroyed several times, today's magnificent palace complex was built in the late baroque style between 1722 and 1750 under Prince Philipp Ernst zu Hohenlohe and is still inhabited by the princely family today. The town of Schillingsfürst, the origin of the Wörnitz spring, is ideal for excursions by bike or on foot. Five premium cycle paths around the Frankenhöhe and a well-developed network of hiking trails, as well as varied Nordic walking routes, are the ideal basis for a holiday region. The Fischhaus bathing area with the best water quality (EU requirements) and a large lawn on the edge of the forest invites you to relax. In addition to the castle with its attractive interior and the princely hunting falcon court, the city has a number of interesting sights to offer. The imposing water tower in the Wilhelminian style, built in 1902, shapes the image of the city. The innovative technology can also be seen in the “Altes Wasserhaus” museum, which was initially powered by an evaporator diesel from Deutz. A visit to the historic and unique ox treading facility is worthwhile. The fountain house was built in 1702 and served to supply the castle with water. Art can be admired in the Ludwig Doerfler Museum, which enjoys a unique reputation in China thanks to its international artists and its own exhibitions. Works by local painter Ludwig Doerfler and a room of honor by Horst Haitzinger will amaze art enthusiasts. The museum of the “Yenish” language can be found in the museum’s studio. Jenisch has been part of Schillingsfürst since the 18th century. Unfortunately, this tradition is dying out, if not already gone. Even the memory of the Yenish dies. In everyday life you hardly hear Yenish words anymore. The museum should be a place where you can find out about the local heritage in a generally understandable way. At the same time, what this “secret language” is all about should be visibly documented.