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Öhringen Overview

Öhringen is a town in Hohenlohe (Hohenlohe vacation rentals | Hohenlohe travel guide) in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany near Heilbronn (Heilbronn vacation rentals | Heilbronn travel guide) on the railways to Schwäbisch Hall (Schwäbisch Hall vacation rentals | Schwäbisch Hall travel guide) and Crailsheim (Crailsheim vacation rentals | Crailsheim travel guide). At a population of 22,672 (31 March 2005), Öhringen is the largest city in the Hohenlohe district. It is a quaint medieval place, and, among its ancient buildings, boasts a fine Evangelical church, containing carvings in cedar-wood of the 15th century and numerous interesting tombs and monuments; a Renaissance town hall; the building, now used as a library, which formerly belonged to a monastery, erected in 1034; and a palace, the former residence of the princes of Hohenlohe-Öhringen.

Öhringen is the Vicus Aurelii of the Romans. Eastwards of it runs the old Limes Roman frontier wall, and numerous remains and inscriptions dating from the days of the Roman settlement have been discovered, including traces of three camps.

Things to See in Öhringen

The Weygang-Museum is a museum of local history, with a tin and faience collection from the Roman era.

The Museum Werkstatt Pflaumer gives one a chance to take a look at the locksmith and grinding professions.

The Meeres(Sea)-Museum (in Cappel) - gives the viewer a chance to look at the most beautiful mussels and snail shells from seas all over the world.

The Medieval Marketplace is the heart piece of the City. Here, one can see the Castle of Hohenlohe (Hohenlohe vacation rentals | Hohenlohe travel guide) (German: Schloss), the attraction of the city, which is now used as the Town Hall. Close by is the Protestant church (Stiftskirche).

Other churches in Öhringen include the Spitalkirche St. Anna und Elisabeth (now Protestant, built in 1376), the cemetery chapel St Anna (built in 1520, also Protestant), and the Catholic church St. Joseph (1961).

Other things to see in the center of the city are Upper (Obere-) Gate 1792, the old Deanery, the guesthouse of the Roman Emperor, the Yellow Castle, and the Tierhofgarten (a large garden with animals).

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More about the History of Öhringen

The city's church contains carvings in cedar-wood of the 15th century and numerous interesting tombs and monuments; a Renaissance town hall; the building, now used as a library, which formerly belonged to a monastery, erected in 1034; and a palace, the former residence of the princes of Hohenlohe-Öhringen.

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Öhringen is a town in Hohenlohe in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany near Heilbronn on the railways to Schwäbisch Hall and Crailsheim. At a population of 22,672 (31 March 2005), Öhringen is the largest city in the Hohenlohe district. It is a quaint medieval place, and, among its ancient buildings, boasts a fine Evangelical church, containing carvings in cedar-wood of the 15th century and numerous interesting tombs and monuments; a Renaissance town hall; the building, now used as a library, which formerly belonged to a monastery, erected in 1034; and a palace, the former residence of the princes of Hohenlohe-Öhringen.

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