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Neuenstein Overview

Neuenstein is a community in Hersfeld-Rotenburg district in northeastern Hesse, Germany. The community lies in the Knüllgebirge (range) in the drainage basin of the Geisbach, which rises here and only 10 km from here, in Bad Hersfeld (Bad Hersfeld vacation rentals | Bad Hersfeld travel guide), empties into the Fulda (Fulda vacation rentals | Fulda travel guide).

Neuenstein borders in the north on the community of Knüllwald (in the Schwalm-Eder-Kreis), in the east on the community of Ludwigsau, in the south on the towns of Bad Hersfeld and Kirchheim (all in Hersfeld-Rotenburg), in the southwest on the community of Oberaula, and in the west on the town of Schwarzenborn (both in the Schwalm-Eder-Kreis).

Things to See in Neuenstein

Former monastery church in the constituent community of Aua from 1190

Neuenstein Castle in the constituent community of Saasen

Wall graves of the family von Wallenstein in the constituent community of Raboldshausen

Chapel from 1194 in the constituent community of Mühlbach

Eisenberg (mountain)

Archaeological hiking path at the Eisenberg

Roughly 1,200-year-old linden in the constituent community of Aua

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More about the History of Neuenstein

The first documentary mention of any of the constituent communities came in 852 when Aua (Owe) was named in one of the Hersfeld Abbey’s donation documents. The abbot at Hersfeld founded a monastery here in 1190, although this moved to Blankenheim, now an outlying centre of Bebra, in 1229.

The community of Salzesberg had its first documentary mention in 1190. There is however a document from 782 about this place, but its authenticity is in dispute. All other places had their first documentary mentions in the 12th and 13th centuries. Most constituent communities were long under the Hersfeld Abbey’s or were fiefs of the Lords of Wallenstein. Albert I of Wallenstein built a castle above Saasen that had its first documentary mention in 1267 as Neuwallenstein (the family’s ancestral seat was Wallenstein Castle – now a ruin – in Knüllwald-Wallenstein). On 24 Juli 1318, the castle, which had since become a den for robber barons, was destroyed by Hessian Landgrave Otto’s troops as well as the Hersfeld Abbot Simon I of Buchenau’s and Count Johann I of Ziegenhain’s men, and also Eberhard von Breuberg’s, who was the state justice of the peace and Imperial state Vogt. Only in 1357 was the castle restored by Simon von Wallenstein

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Neuenstein is a community in Hersfeld-Rotenburg district in northeastern Hesse, Germany. The community lies in the Knüllgebirge (range) in the drainage basin of the Geisbach, which rises here and only 10 km from here, in Bad Hersfeld, empties into the Fulda.

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