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Schwaigern is a town in the district of Heilbronn (Heilbronn vacation rentals | Heilbronn travel guide), Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 12 km west of Heilbronn. Neighbouring towns and municipalities of Schwaigern (clockwise): Leingarten, Nordheim (Württemberg), Brackenheim (Brackenheim vacation rentals | Brackenheim travel guide), Eppingen (Eppingen vacation rentals | Eppingen travel guide), Gemmingen and Massenbachhausen (all in the district of Heilbronn).
Schwaigern consists of Schwaigern itself and its districts Massenbach, Stetten (Stetten vacation rentals | Stetten travel guide) am Heuchelberg and Niederhofen. Schwaigern has approximately 11,000 inhabitants.
Things to See in Schwaigern
The Karl-Wagenplast-Museum in the old graveyard chapel shows archaeological exponations from the Neolithic to the Middle Ages of the Leintal. It's named to the honorary citizen and archaeologist Karl Wagenplast.
The town church consecrated to John the Baptist goes back to a building of the 13th century and was enlarged by Bernhard Sporer in the early 16th century. Inside there's the Barbara Altar of Jerg Ratgeb. The witch tower on the south-east border of the medieval town was built in 1461. The previous wine-press is a timber framing of 1659.
The rococo castle next to the town church was built in 1702, anyway it was rebuilt and enlarged during the 19th century.
The town hall was built in 1905/1906 by Ludwig Knortz. Stetten (Stetten vacation rentals | Stetten travel guide) impresses by its parish church of the 15th century as well as its baroque vicarage of 1775. Besides it contains a town hall of the 16th century.
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More about the History of Schwaigern
Finds of the Neolithic era and during the Roman period show an early settlement of this area. The town was first mentioned documentary in the Lorsch codex in 766. The construction of a church is proved in the 13th century, during this time the Herren von Neipperg are appearing for the first time. The village received marked right in 1486. After 1630 the Black Death killed big parts of the inhabitants. In 1690, during the War of the Grand Alliance, the then Schwaigern Castle was burned down. In 1806, the town came to Württemberg by mediatization and Reichsdeputationshauptschluss. Several fires destroyed big parts of the medieval town centre in the 19th and 20th century. In 1971/1972 Massenbach, Stetten am Heuchelberg and Niederhofen were incorporated.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Schwaigern is a town in the district of Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 12 km west of Heilbronn. Neighbouring towns and municipalities of Schwaigern (clockwise): Leingarten, Nordheim (Württemberg), Brackenheim, Eppingen, Gemmingen and Massenbachhausen (all in the district of Heilbronn).
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