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27-Apr-2021 Boris Alexander Keller

City wall and moat

Merkendorf view map

In 1398 King Wenzel allowed the Heilsbronn monastery to fortify his village of Merkendorf. The 1100 meter long wall was built for 30 years. The water-filled moat, which the city exchanged from the monastery in 1559, is still picturesque today. Here the horses were driven to the floodplain and the youth romped about on the ice. The moat served as a mill pond for the town mill, which was demolished in 1952. When fishing, a gulden fish tithing had to be paid to the pastor in Wolframs-Eschenbach.

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Jeff Real04-May-2021 17:17
A beautiful place and a very beautiful image!
danad03-May-2021 08:08
Superb architecture, colors and light ! V.
larose forest photos03-May-2021 00:49
This is outstanding, both the scene with all its history, and your shot. VV
John Hamers02-May-2021 18:07
Great perspective and a nice view of the buildings and the tree in the foreground V!
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