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

Ehem. Dorfbrauerei / Former Village Brewery

 
 
Ehem. Dorfbrauerei / Former Village Brewery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 24, 2019
1. Ehem. Dorfbrauerei / Former Village Brewery Marker
Inscription.  Ehem. Dorfbrauerei mit Malzdörre und Kühlschiff

Der erster Hinweis über ein Brauhaus im Dorf an dieser Stelle findet sich im Tagebuch des Schullehrers Johann Christoph Sandner vom 26.01.1675.

Er berichtet: „Dieses 1675 Jahr ist der Wein recht theuer und man hat ziemlich Bier zu brauen angefangen, dessen vornhin im Franckenland nicht ein Brauch gewesen."

An diesem Tag wird auf der Hochzeit von Caspar Böhm „Bier zum Ersten mal gespeiset, das sonst kein Mensch gedencket oder gedacht were worden, das man Bier gespeiset in dem Zeylizheim“.

Weiterhin schreibt er: „Den 31. Jan. 1682 ist die Malzdörr im Bräuhaus brennend worden“.

Letzter Zeuge aus dieser Zeit ist die heute noch vorhandene Stahlwanne des Kühlschiffs zum Trocknen des Malzes über der Hofeinfahrt zur ehem. Brauerei.

Die ebenso noch erhaltenen Klappläden auf der Straßenseite dienten der Frischluftzufuhr zum Kühlen und Trocknen des Malzes.

Dies sind die letzten Zeugnisse von ehemals zwei Bierbrauereien im Dorf.

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(English translation:)

Former Village Brewery with Malt Drying and

Ehem. Dorfbrauerei / Former Village Brewery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 24, 2019
2. Ehem. Dorfbrauerei / Former Village Brewery and Marker
The marker is located to the left of the courtyard entrance.
Cooling Areas

The first reference to a brewery in the village can be found in the diary of school teacher Johann Christoph Sandner from January 26, 1675.

He reported: "This year, 1675, wine is quite expensive, and people have started to brew quite a lot of beer, which was not a tradition in Franconia." The day of Caspar Böhm's wedding is the first time that "beer was served, as before nobody would have been thought to have been drinking beer in Zeylitzheim". Later on he also wrote: "January 31, 1682, the malt drying area in the brewery caught fire".

One still-existing remnant from this time is the steel tub from the cooling area of the malt drying/toasting room, located over the courtyard entrance to the former brewery.

Also preserved were the street-side shutters/vents, which served to supply fresh air for the cooling and drying of the malt.

These are the last traces of the two breweries that were formerly located in the village.
(Marker Number 3h.)
 
Location. 49° 53.893′ N, 10° 16.12′ E. Marker is in Zeilitzheim, Bavaria, in Landkreis Schweinfurt. Marker is at the intersection of Brückenstraße and Schlossgarten, on the right when traveling west on Brückenstraße. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Brückenstraße 1, Zeilitzheim, Bavaria 97509, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ehemalige Gendarmeriestation / Former Police Station

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(a few steps from this marker); Gasthaus "Zur Sonne" / Inn "at the Sun" (within shouting distance of this marker); Gemeindebäckerei / Community Bake-House (within shouting distance of this marker); Das Schloss / The Chateau (within shouting distance of this marker); Gerberhaus / Tanner's House (Brueckenstrasse 5) (within shouting distance of this marker); Spätbarockes Bürgerhaus / Late Baroque Patrician House (within shouting distance of this marker); ehem. Pfarrhaus - Pfarrhof / Former Rectory - Vicarage (within shouting distance of this marker); Gerberhaueser / Tanners Houses (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zeilitzheim.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2020. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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