Schreiber-Bogen Card modeling Meersburg on Lake Constance
Meersburg on Lake Constance
The Meersburg - landmark on Lake Constance
Walls of ancient times, rough-hewn stones mighty, powerful together for defense and offense: So is King Dagobert tower in the heart of Meersburg. He proudly bears the name of its builder, but to have founded I. The castle in the 7th century according to ancient legend, the Merovingian King Dagobert. In; Schweizerchronik8221; from the year 1548 states that; Merspurg is a really old plaz, etwan of Künig dagoberten geaufnet and a FAR or Schiffslände against Constance geordnet.8221; High above Lake Constance Meersburg looks back on more than a thousand years of European history. Kings, emperors, bishops have built on it. Walls like annual rings. Living history. The Prince Bishops of Konstanz, the castle was used from 1268 as a summer residence and after the Reformation in the 16th century as the seat of government. With the secularization in 1803 it fell to the Grand Duchy of Baden, which moved the Baden Hofgericht the maritime province in the castle for some time. Because of the high maintenance costs, the Meersburg but was sold. 1838 Since then, it is privately owned.
Never the sea castle was conquered or destroyed. She was the first castle in Germany, which was attacked with fire guns. But the thick walls kept the 14-week siege in 1334 was. With foresight and cunning of the lord had arranged for backup, from which one can be convinced to this day.
You may also roam once the Meersburg, feel how you sat together when pulling singer attacked the strings, feel the walls echoed from the clash of weapons, the attackers from the ramparts of were repulsed. See the armor flashing in the armory, look down into the deep well, which reached to the level of the lake level. Imagine languishing with a shudder before, like the prisoners in the dungeon. The tower, the Annette von Droste-Hulshoff used as a study, and their living spaces can be visited. The famous poet from Westphalia lived for several years as a guest of her brother Joseph Freiherr von Laßberg on the Meersburg. Your time was of great importance for their work. And on the Meersburg she died in May 1848. The Meersburg is accessible all year round as a museum. In the castle there is also a cozy café with terrace and beer garden.
Length: 34 cm
Width: 17 cm
Height: 14 cm
Scale: 1: 300