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Langenburg Overview

Langenburg is a town in the district of Schwäbisch Hall (Schwäbisch Hall vacation rentals | Schwäbisch Hall travel guide), in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is located on a hill above the river Jagst, 18 km northeast of Schwäbisch Hall. It is also the place where the Wibele - small, sweet, biscuit-like pastries - were invented and are still baked today.

Langenburg is located 439 meters up in altitude amidst Hohenlohe (Hohenlohe vacation rentals | Hohenlohe travel guide) in a loop of Jagst, a right tributary of the Neckar, about 50 km east of Heilbronn (Heilbronn vacation rentals | Heilbronn travel guide). The center is located about 130 meters above the valley on a mountain spur.

Things to See in Langenburg

Langenburg has a vintage car museum and a large castle, the seat of the family of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

Rathaus

Schloss Langenburg

A 32-meter-high reinforced concrete water tower built in 1959

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More about the History of Langenburg

The history of Langenburg begins with the building of a castle on the western hill crag. Prehistoric settling is likely, but not proven. Langenburg is first documented in 1226. The free Lords of Langenburg, which stepped into history in 1201, were closely related to the Lords of Hohenlohe (Hohenlohe vacation rentals | Hohenlohe travel guide). Maybe they even held family bonds. After the Langenburgs had died out, the Hohenlohe family inherited the possessions. Langenburg thus came under the rule of Hohenlohe and remained part of the Principality for the next centuries. Since 1568 Langenburg was the residency of the county and latter principality Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

In the 17th Century, Langenburg was the site of witch trials. The last victims, Anna Schmieg and Barbara Schleicher, were executed in 1672.

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Langenburg is a town in the district of Schwäbisch Hall, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is located on a hill above the river Jagst, 18 km northeast of Schwäbisch Hall. It is also the place where the Wibele - small, sweet, biscuit-like pastries - were invented and are still baked today.

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