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Schloss, Mespelbrunn

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Mespelbrunn Castle is a late-medieval/early-Renaissance moated castle on the territory of the town of Mespelbrunn, between Frankfurt and Würzburg, built in a tributary valley of the Elsava valley, within the Spessart forest. It is a popular tourist attraction and has become a famous Spessart landmark.HistoryOriginsThe first precursor of Mespelbrunn Castle was a simple house. The owner was Hamann Echter, vizedom of Aschaffenburg, a title which means that he was the representative of the ruling prince, the Archbishop of Mainz at the castle and town of Aschaffenburg. On 1 May 1412, Johann gave the site, a forest clearing next to a pond, to Echter, a knight, who constructed a house without fortifications. It was a reward for Echter's services against the Czechs. The originates from the Odenwald region. Their name presumably means "", the executor of the ostracism. In the 15th century the Spessart was a wild and unexploited virgin forest, used as a hideout by bandits and Hussites, who despoiled the regions nearby. Therefore in 1427 Hamann Echter, the son of the first owner, began to rebuild his father's house to a fortified castle with walls, towers, and a moat using the nearby lake.
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  • Over 600 years hiding in a secluded place on the water Castle, Spessart. you can take a peek inside during the summer period and the middle ages, literally. Striking is that the genetic sprig owners was not interrupted during this time. Absolutely no matter what escort in German, very clearly. saved almost all the trappings of the middle ages.
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  • Coincidentally we ended up at the schloss. Because we arrived half an hour before closing time, we are no longer the terrain because of the price. When more time is to here to wander through the gardens and the buildings around. A beautiful setting! Water, forest, mountains.
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  • We were unable to enter the property. We can only see off, over the walls. Choose the season!!!!!
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  • Great coffee
  • Very nice little Schloss...und a Super Guide with Laura made with :)
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  • Beautiful and very well known.
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  • Today's 14.11.2015 unfortunately everything to the castle garden. Very nice facility.
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  • Pure romance. Competent leadership.
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