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    Alberweiler Castle

    Alberweiler Castle is a small castle-like structure in the village of Alberweiler, now part of the municipality of Schemmerhofen in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated on a hillside in the centre of the village. The ground and the first floor of the castle are made of stone whereas the upper storeys consist of three projecting half-timbered floors.

    A castle is first mentioned in sources dating from the 11th century. It was occupied by knights in the service of the Counts of Berg-Wartstein. This early structure was destroyed in 1487 but soon after, towards the end of the 15th century, a new castle was erected at the behest of Bartholome of Warthausen.Some remains of the circular rampart are still visible. Following the extinction of the house of Warthausen zu Alberweiler in 1585, the castle was enfeoffed to the Counts of Stadion by Emperor Rudolf II.The castle was renovated in early-Baroque style in the 17th century. The gate was also constructed during these restoration works. At around 1700, the castle functioned as residence for the local reeve, the Counts of Stadion residing at Warthausen Castle, and subsequently went into private ownership during the course of the 18th century. In 1826, the Counts of Stadion sold all rights to the village and the castle to the Kingdom of Württemberg. Following alterations in 1880 the structure slowly began to fall into disrepair. The castle was extensively restored in the late 20th century and is privately owned today.



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Schemmerhofen is a municipality in the district of Biberach in Upper Swabia.

Schemmerhofen is a municipality in the district of Biberach in Upper Swabia.

Schemmerhofen is situated 9 km (5.6 mi) north of Biberach an der Riß. The formerly autonomous villages of Schemmerberg, Ingerkingen, Altheim, Aßmannshardt and Alberweiler are administratively part of Schemmerhofen. The municipality of Schemmerhofen has a total population of 7646.

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More about the History of Schemmerhofen

It is impossible to determine today whether the place Scammara, mentioned in a document of 851, referred to Langenschemmern or Schemmerberg. The mentioning of ad Scammares in 1095, Schamern in 1127, Scammun in 1242 and Krutschemmern in 1319, all indicate that no distinction was made between the two places, located in close proximity. Only in 1361 Landenschammar is referred to for the first time.

From the end of the 14th century onwards, a distinction was made between Oberschemmern and Unterschemmern (Upper and Lower Schemmern), even though the shortened name Schemmern as well as the name used today was mentioned. The word Schemmern is related to the word Schiene, referring to the reedbeds in the valley of the river Riß.

Originally, the hamlets of Aufhofen and Langenschemmern formed a single political entity. However, after the annexation by the newly formed Kingdom of Württemberg in 1806, the inhabitants of Aufhofen wished to secede from Langenschemmern. Since the properties of the inhabitants were spread over the territories of both villages, it took until 1843 for the separation to be concluded.

Currently, Schemmerhofen has a population of 2928.

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Schemmerhofen is a municipality in the district of Biberach in Upper Swabia.

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