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In the early 11th century, Bacharach had its first documentary mention. It may have been that as early as the 7th century, the kingly domain passed into Archbishop of Cologne Kunibert’s ownership; pointing to this is a Kunibertskapelle (chapel) on the spot where now stands the Wernerkapelle. The Vögte of the Cologne estate were the Elector of the Palatinate, who over time pushed back Cologne’s influence. Count Palatine already had so much influence that he resided at Stahleck Castle. His successor Konrad von Staufen’s daughter secretly wed at Stahleck Castle a son of the Welfs, who were family foes, leading to Bacharach’s, and indeed the whole County Palatine’s, falling for a short time to Henry of Brunswick. In 1214 the Wittelsbachs became Bacharach’s new lords. Together with the Unteramt of Kaub they received here their most important toll and revenue source. In 1314 it was decided to choose Louis the Bavarian as the German king. Furthermore, Bacharach was the most important transfer point for the wine trade, as barrels were offloaded here from the smaller ships that were needed to get by the Binger Loch (a quartzite reef in the Rhine upstream near Bingen) and loaded onto bigger ones. From then on, the wine bore the designation Bacharacher. The timber trade from the Hunsrück also brought Bacharach importance, and in 1356, Bacharach was granted town rights.

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Jean D28-Jun-2013 23:14
Beautiful scene and a fine composition. ~V
Pentti Kyyronen28-Jun-2013 06:26
Wonderful scene ! V
Carol Rollins27-Jun-2013 02:13
This is gorgeous! Love that sky in this wonderful composition.
Julie Queybronac (Bryline)26-Jun-2013 17:34
Indeed, great sky and compo !
Bob White26-Jun-2013 16:16
Beautiful scene and nicely composed ...v
Marco Valk26-Jun-2013 15:44
Beautiful composition of this wonderful scene.
Stephanie26-Jun-2013 15:28
Beautifully composed, dramatic image Jose! BV+
Jim Coffman26-Jun-2013 12:52
What a wondrous view! Beautiful!
Yvonne26-Jun-2013 10:59
What an interesting history, and quite important for the trading of wine & timber! Beautifully composed image Jose. v
Irene Wehrli26-Jun-2013 10:10
It's even beautiful with a cloudy sky - nice composition with the view to the river!
Martin Lamoon26-Jun-2013 07:20
Excellent view and composition to get the church tower surrounded by the river and sky. V
Frank Tran26-Jun-2013 06:49
Great POV and fine composition! V+
Gerard Koehl26-Jun-2013 06:42
Magnifique composition. V
John Reynolds LRPS26-Jun-2013 05:07
Lovely view. V.
Bryan Murahashi26-Jun-2013 04:51
Beautiful view and capture. V
meekam tam26-Jun-2013 03:30
Beautiful view ,Jose! V
Janice Dunn26-Jun-2013 03:29
Great views from up there Jose.
Being Me26-Jun-2013 03:12
Great sky. Just perfect! V
larose forest photos26-Jun-2013 03:10
What a superb composition. This is quite stunning. Thank you for the great info too. V
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