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Zeilitzheim in Landkreis Schweinfurt, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Das Badhaus / The Bathhouse

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 24, 2019
1. Das Badhaus / The Bathhouse Marker
Inscription.  Die Geschichte des ehem. Gemeindebadhauses ist eng mit den berühmten Zeilitzheimer Badern ("Balbierern, Bruchschneidern") verknüpft.
Als Wundärzte heilten sie Krankheiten, Blessuren und Brüche, ließen zur Ader oder setzten Schrumpfköpfe. Zwei von ihnen erhielten den Bürgerbrief der freien Reichsstadt Schweinfurt und praktizierten dort.
Der erste Bader Jörg Frey 1580-1582 war, wie auch etliche seiner Nachfolger, als "Badmacher” tätig.
Erstmals 1606 wird das Badhaus schriftlich erwähnt.
1658 ist von einem "Badgewölb” die Rede.
1660 erscheint in einer Urkunde der heute noch vor diesem Haus bestehende Brunnen als "Badbronnen". Badbänke, Eimer, Badkessel, Schwitzbank, Felle und eine,"kupfern Wanne” gehörten zum Inventar. Eine Abteilung "für die Männer und eine wo die Weyber seien" war vorhanden.
1674 plünderten Soldaten das Badhaus.
1823 brennt das Badhaus ab.
1892 erwirbt Karl Drechsel das Anwesen und eröffnet eine Sattlerwerkstatt.
Das an dieser Stelle stehende Wohnhaus ist ein Nachfolger des Badhauses und grenzt an die ehem. "Untere Judengasse". Heute, "An den Kirchgaden". Mehrere
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 24, 2019
2. Das Badhaus / The Bathhouse Marker - wide view.
The marker is visible here on the corner of the building.
Wohnhäuser ehemaliger jüdischer Gemeindemitglieder in dieser Straße gaben ihr einst den heute noch im Volksmund geläufigen Namen, "Jüdegass".

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(English translation:)

The history of the former municipal bathhouse is closely linked with the famous Zeilitzheim "bathmen" ("barbering, hernia treatment"). As surgeons, they healed illnesses, injuries and fractures. Two of them received licenses from the free imperial city of Schweinfurt and practiced here. The first "bathman", Jörg Frey 1580-1582 was, as well as some of his successors, active as a "bath-maker".
In 1606 the bathhouse is mentioned in writing for the first time.
In 1658 there is mention of a "vaulted bath".
In 1660 there appears a documentary mention of a "bath springs", which still exist in front of the house today. Bath benches, buckets, a bath boiler, sweat bench, skins and one "copper tub" are recorded in the inventory. One section for the men and one "for where the women be" is described.
In 1674, soldiers plundered the bathhouse.
In 1823, the bathhouse burns down.
In 1892 Karl Drechsel acquires the property and opens a saddlery workshop.
The residential building standing here is a successor to the bathhouse and adjoins the former "Lower Jew Lane", which is today known as "An den Kirchgaden". Several homes of former Jewish community members on this

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street once gave it that name, and today it is still commonly called "Jews Lane".
(Marker Number 3c.)
 
Location. 49° 53.924′ N, 10° 16.192′ E. Marker is in Zeilitzheim, Bavaria, in Landkreis Schweinfurt. Marker is at the intersection of Paul-Josef-Weg and Brueckestrasse on Paul-Josef-Weg. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Paul-Josef-Weg 1, Zeilitzheim, Bavaria 97509, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stone Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Badtor / "Bath" Gate (a few steps from this marker); Storchenbrünnlein / Little Stork Spring (a few steps from this marker); Gerberhaueser / Tanners Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); Gerberhaus / Tanner's House (Brueckenstrasse 5) (within shouting distance of this marker); Gemeindebäckerei / Community Bake-House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ehemalige Gendarmeriestation / Former Police Station (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ehem. Dorfbrauerei / Former Village Brewery (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zeilitzheim.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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