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  • Dellmensingen Castle
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    Dellmensingen Castle

    Dellmensingen Castle is an early Baroque castle in the Upper Swabian village of Dellmensingen, now part of the city of Erbach, in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

    Dellmensingen Castle is a plain and unadorned three-storey stone building, covered by a gabled roof.

  • Erbach Castle
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    Erbach Castle

    Erbach Castle is a patrician Renaissance castle situated on a hillside close to the ciy of Erbach an der Donau in the state of Baden Württemberg, Germany. The current owner is Baron zu Ulm-Erbach.

    The origins of the castle date back to the 12th century. The task of the castle was to secure and safeguard the important crossing over the river Danube. The keep was built during the reign of the House of Hohenstaufen and explicitly mentioned in a document from 1384. The Gothic spire was added at the end of the 15th century. The original modest Romanesque castle was extended in the 16th century into a renaissance palace. In 1525 during the German Peasants' War the castle was damaged by revolting farmers of the Baltringer Haufen.

    Hans von Paumgarten, a patrician from Augsburg, was enfeoffed with Erbach Castle in 1534. His heir, Hans Georg von Paumgarten, started works to rebuild the castle on a large scale in 1550: two wings alongside each other on top of large vaulted basement rooms, three storeys high with four more levels under the roofs. The works were completed in 1555, ruining Hans Georg von Paumgarten.

    In 1612 Hans Ludwig of Ulm became lord of Erbach. During the Thirty Years' War Bernard of Saxe-Weimar, one of the foremost Protestant generals, resided at Erbach Castle in 1633. Following a prolonged period of occupation by Swedish troops, the castle was left in an uninhabitable state. After the Thirty Years' War a pleasure garden, non-existent today, was added to the castle. The last substantial alterations to the castle were carried out in the first half of the 18th century. In 1902 the castle was decorated in neo-baroque style.

  • Upper Swabian Baroque Route
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    Upper Swabian Baroque Route

    The Upper Swabian Baroque Route (Oberschwäbische Barockstraße) is a touristic theme route through Upper Swabia, following the themes of "nature, culture, baroque". The route has a length of about 500 km (approximately 310 miles). It was established in 1966, being one of the first theme routes in Germany. There is an extension to the route into Switzerland and Austria around Lake Constance.

    Its logo depicts a yellow putto on a green background, putti being typical of the Baroque Era.



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Erbach an der Donau Overview

Erbach an der Donau is a town on the Danube River in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Erbach is twinned with Wolkersdorf im Weinviertel in Austria since 1981 and Thorigny sur Marne in France since 1982. Located in the Alb-Donau District, Erbach lies between Ulm (Ulm vacation rentals | Ulm travel guide) and Ehingen (Ehingen vacation rentals | Ehingen travel guide) an der Donau on the southern edge of the Swabian Alb.

Things to See in Erbach an der Donau

Erbach is located on the Upper Swabian Baroque Route as well as the Way of St. James. The most prominent sight is the Renaissance Erbach Castle , dating from the early 16th century. The castle was the residence of the Freiherren of Ulm (Ulm vacation rentals | Ulm travel guide) in Erbach. Next to the castle is the Baroque Church of St. Martin from 1767.

Pfarrkirche St. Kosmas und Damian

Kirche St. Michael, Donaurieden

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More about the History of Erbach an der Donau

Erbach was first mentioned in the Konstanz (Konstanz vacation rentals | Konstanz travel guide) Tithe Book in 1275 as a parish called Irlebach, although findings dating from the Neolithic Age indicate the area around Erbach was settled earlier. Erbach received town privileges on 1 August 2002. In 1972 the community Ringingen was incorporated into Erbach. In the course of community reforms in 1974 the communities Bach, Dellmensingen, Donaurieden and Ersingen were also incorporated into Erbach.

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Erbach an der Donau is a town on the Danube River in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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