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Backnang Abbey (German: Stift Backnang), dedicated to Saint Pancras, was a house of Augustinian canons regular in Backnang, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It was founded before 1116 by Hermann I of Baden, Markgraf of Verona, and his wife Judit von Backnang-Sulichgau. In 1116 Pope Paschal I confirmed the foundation. As early as 1123 under Hermann II the monastery had to be revived with the help of Augustinians from Marbach Abbey in Alsace.
Between 1123 and 1243 the abbey was the burial place of the Zähringen Margraves of Baden, a connection which brought much influence and prosperity. Backnang's geographical position exposed it from the 13th century to Württemberg and for this reason in 1243 Margravine Irmengard transferred the remains of her husband Hermann V of Baden to her foundation of Lichtenthal Abbey in the town of Baden-Baden.
In 1297 possession of Backnang passed to Württemberg. In 1366 Count Eberhard II of Württemberg succeeded in gaining control of the abbey's finances. In 1477 it was changed into a secular collegiate foundation, with the approval of Pope Sixtus IV.
In 1535 the community was dissolved. The canons of Backnang, however, by making a complaint to Emperor Charles V, obtained permission to reoccupy it, which they did in 1551. The last of them died in 1593, when the house was finally suppressed.
The abbey church ("Stiftskirche") still stands in Backnang.
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Backnang is a town in Germany, in the Bundesland of Baden-Württemberg, roughly 30 kilometers northeast of Stuttgart (Stuttgart vacation rentals | Stuttgart travel guide). Its population has increased greatly over the past century or so, from 7,650 (1900) to 35,761 (2005).
Backnang was ceded to Württemberg by the Baden (Zähringer family) in 1325. Backnang was known as Gerberstadt due to several tanneries and leather factories, and woollen and cloth mills. These have vanished nowadays, and telecommunication companies like Ericsson (formerly AEG, Telefunken, ANT, Bosch and Marconi) and Tesat-Spacecom followed. It has an interesting church named Stiftskirche, formerly the church of Backnang Abbey, dating from the 12th century.
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The cultural highlight is the annual Strassenfest during the last weekend in June. Founded as a street festival, in which the local sports and cultural clubs offered drinks and foods. The traditional opening starts with cannonshots from the pictoresque city tower at 6 p.m. on Friday and ends with the Zapfenstreich Monday at 11 p.m. Usually the Strassenfest attracts more than 100 000 spectators over its four-day duration.
Another cultural highlight is the annual Murr-Regatta organized by the Jugendzentrum and usually held two weeks after the street festival. The Regatta is a race down the river with self-made boats. Besides the prize for the fastest boat, an environmental prize is awarded to the crew that collects the most rubbish, an originality prize is given to the most creative crew, and a drunkenness prize to the most inebriated crew.
Remarkable is the local Jugendzentrum (youth centre). Self administered for more than 30 years, it hosts numerous concerts and contributes with events to the cultural life of the city.
Church of St. Pancras
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More about the History of Backnang
Backnang was first mentioned in 1067 as
Baccananc. At that time Backnang was in the possession of Hesson, who belonged to the immediate vicinity of the emperor and the chief nobility in Germany at that time. In 1956 Backnang became a larger district due to the inclusion of four neighboring communities.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Backnang is a town in Germany, in the Bundesland of Baden-Württemberg, roughly 30 kilometers northeast of Stuttgart. Its population has increased greatly over the past century or so, from 7,650 (1900) to 35,761 (2005).
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