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Freinsheim Overview

Freinsheim is a town and a municipality in the district of Bad Dürkheim (Bad Dürkheim vacation rentals | Bad Dürkheim travel guide), in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated on the eastern edge of the Palatinate forest, approx. 6 km north-east of Bad Dürkheim and 17 km west of Ludwigshafen (Ludwigshafen vacation rentals | Ludwigshafen travel guide). It has a preserved city wall more than one kilometer long. A small number of immigrants are know to have moved from there to Pennsylvania in the 1700s. Today the town is known for its apples and its wine.

Things to See in Freinsheim

Stadtmauer-still almost completely intact and about 1300 m long late walls with towers and gates of the historic townscape of the village shapes.

Pfarrkirche

Kurpfälzische Wasserburg (Wasserburg vacation rentals | Wasserburg travel guide) lies outside the city walls. The circular moat is still filled with water, the current main building is a house from the beginning of the 19th Century

Bildstock Bildstockstraße

Freinsheimer Altstadtfest-On the first weekend in June every year the vacancy Heimer Old Town Festival

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More about the History of Freinsheim

As various excavation findings show Freinsheim exhibits about 5000 years of human settlement. An organized community probably existed from the 6th Century on, as the discovery of a Merovingian cemetery suggests. It was first mentioned as Freinsheim in the year 773 in records of the monastery of Weissenburg (Alsace).

In the 15th Century fell Freinsheim to the Kurpfalz, on whose behalf the existing fortifications were completed. The latest structure of the city wall was completed in 1514. In 1689 Freinsheim was badly damaged in the Palatine war of succession, remaining only foundations. After the 18th Century reconstruction, administrative functions within the Kurpfalz (such as the establishment of a sub-office) promoted an economic upturn. After the French Revolution and the Congress of Vienna Freinsheim and the Palatine region on the left bank of the Rhine were connected with the Kingdom of Bavaria. Until 1818 Freinsheim belonged to Ganerbschaft. These included the villages of Leistadt, Herxheim on the mountain, Kallstadt and other villages.

After the Second World War Freinsheim belonged to the newly created federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, being since 1972 the seat of a community association. In 1979 Freinsheim received town status because of its historical significance.

Freinsheim is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Freinsheim.

[ source: wikipedia ]

Freinsheim is a town and a municipality in the district of Bad Dürkheim, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated on the eastern edge of the Palatinate forest, approx. 6 km north-east of Bad Dürkheim and 17 km west of Ludwigshafen. It has a preserved city wall more than one kilometer long. A small number of immigrants are know to have moved from there to Pennsylvania in the 1700s. Today the town is known for its apples and its wine.

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