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Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

The Old Main Watch

Ehem. Hauptwache

 
 
The Old Main Watch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 13, 2012
1. The Old Main Watch Marker
Inscription.
[Marker text in German:]
1774 unter Fürstbischof
Adam Friedrich von Seinsheim
nach Plänen von J.E. Roppelt erbaut
militärische Embleme von
Johann Bernhard Kamm

Repräsentationsgebäude der fürstbischöfliche Infantrie

[Marker text translated into English, more or less:] Constructed in 1774 under Prince Bishop Adam Friedrich von Seinsheim according to the plans by J.H. Roppelt. Military emblems by Johann Bernhard Kamm. A representational building of the Prince Bishop's Infantry.
 
Location. 49° 53.709′ N, 10° 53.448′ E. Marker is in Bamberg, Bavaria. Marker is at the intersection of Hauptwachstrasse and Promenadenstrasse, on the right when traveling north on Hauptwachstrasse. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Hauptwachstrasse 16, Bamberg, Bavaria 96047, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Tollhouse (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Bamberg's World War II Fallen and Missing (approx. half a kilometer away).
 
Also see . . .  Hauptwache (Bamberg). Wikipedia (German language) entry for the Hauptwache, translated to Engish: The former Main Watch, located on
Coat of Arms of Prince Bishop Adam Friedrich von Seinsheim - Above main entrance image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 13, 2012
2. Coat of Arms of Prince Bishop Adam Friedrich von Seinsheim - Above main entrance
Hauptwachstrasse 16, in Bamberg, is a two-story building constructed out of sandstone, with a Baroque-style mansard roof. The building was constructed from 1772-1774 for the military, under contract with Prince Bishop Adam Friedrich von Seinsheim. Construction was carried out by Johann Joseph Vogel according to the plans of architect Johann Georg von Roppelt. The military trophies and reliefs were executed by the sculptor Johann Bernhard Kamm (1736-1816).
(Submitted on August 27, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Examples of military emblems by Johann Bernhard Kamm image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 13, 2012
3. Examples of military emblems by Johann Bernhard Kamm
The Old Main Watch / Die ehemalige Hauptwache image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 13, 2012
4. The Old Main Watch / Die ehemalige Hauptwache
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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