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

Haus der Begegnung / "House of Encounter"

 
 
Haus der Begegnung Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 24, 2019
1. Haus der Begegnung Marker
Inscription.  
An dieser Stelle befand sich ehemals eine spätmittelalterliche Dorfschule.
Hier unterrichtete von 1671 - 1720 der bekannte Lehrer Johann Christoph Sandner aus Markneukirchen im Vogtland.
Seine Tagebuchaufzeichnungen haben sich bis heute erhalten.
Sie erzählen von Begebenheiten im Dorf, von Wein- und Missernten, aber auch von Witterungsverhältnissen und Bürgerschicksalen.
Ereignisse aus der näheren und weiteren Umgebung zeichnete er ebenso auf wie Kriege sowie die kaiserliche, königliche und adelige Politik im Europa seiner Zeit.
Wegen Baufälligkeit und Platzbedarf der ev. Kirchengemeinde wurde das Gebäude 1976 abgerissen und als „Haus der Begegnung“ wieder aufgebaut.
An der Nordwand des Hauses befinden sich im Mauerwerk der Gründungsstein der Dorfschule von 1615 sowie der Einweihungsstein zum „Haus der Begegnung“ von 1976.
Daneben erinnert eine Gedenktafel an Argula von Grumbach, die als erste evangelische Frau und Publizistin in Bayern gilt.
Sie reformierte von hier aus umliegende Gemeinden und pflegte 1530 schriftlichen Kontakt zu Dr. Martin Luther auf der Veste
Haus der Begegnung / "House of Encounter" Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 24, 2019
2. Haus der Begegnung / "House of Encounter" Marker - wide view
Coburg.
Sie ist hier begraben.

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(English translation:) At this site there was formerly a late medieval village school. From 1671 - 1720 the well-known teacher Johann Christoph Sandner from Markneukirchen in Vogtland taught here. His diaries have been preserved to this day. They tell of events in the village, of wine harvests and crop failures, and also of weather conditions and ordinary lives. He recorded events from near and far as well as wars and the royal and aristocratic politics in the Europe of his time.

Due to dilapidation and the space requirements of the Protestant parish, the building was demolished in 1976 and rebuilt as a "house of encounter". On the north wall of the house the foundation stone of the village school of 1615 and the dedication stone to the "House of Encounter" of 1976 are set in the masonry.

In addition, a memorial plaque commemorates Argula von Grumbach, the first Protestant female writer in Bavaria. From here she reformed the surrounding communities and in 1530 maintained a correspondence with Martin Luther at the Veste Coburg. She is buried here.
(Marker Number 2c.)
 
Location. 49° 53.936′ N, 10° 16.098′ E. Marker is in Zeilitzheim, Bavaria, in Landkreis Schweinfurt. Marker can be reached from Marktplatz

Cornerstones from 1615 and 1976 <i>(see marker text)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 24, 2019
3. Cornerstones from 1615 and 1976 (see marker text)
. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Zeilitzheim, Bavaria 97509, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. An den Kirchgaden / "At the Church Hall" Lane (a few steps from this marker); Rathaus / City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); ehem. Pfarrhaus - Pfarrhof / Former Rectory - Vicarage (within shouting distance of this marker); Gasthaus "Zur Sonne" / Inn "at the Sun" (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ehem. Dorfbrauerei / Former Village Brewery (about 90 meters away); Gerberhaus / Tanner's House (Brueckenstrasse 5) (about 90 meters away); Spätbarockes Bürgerhaus / Late Baroque Patrician House (about 90 meters away); Gemeindebäckerei / Community Bake-House (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zeilitzheim.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on the north wall of the house immediately to the right of the church - enter the church courtyard and it will be on your right. It is not visible from the street.
 
Also see . . .
1. Argula von Grumbach (Wikipedia). "Argula von Grumbach née von Stauff (1492 – c. 1554) was a Bavarian writer and noblewoman who, starting in the early 1520s, became involved in the Protestant Reformation debates going on in Germany. She became the first Protestant woman writer, publishing letters and poems promoting and defending Martin Luther as well as his co-worker Philip Melanchthon and other Protestant groups. She is most known for directly challenging the University of Ingolstadt's
Argula von Grumbach Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 24, 2019
4. Argula von Grumbach Tablet
In translation, the tablet reads: "With her support for the Reformation, she laid the foundation for the Protestant Church in Zeilitzheim".
faculty when she wrote a letter to them speaking out against the arrest of a Lutheran student. As one of the few women at the time openly speaking out her views, her writings sparked controversy and often became bestsellers, with tens of thousands of copies of her letters and poems circulating within a few years of their publication." (Submitted on December 9, 2019.) 

2. Our First Woman Reformer (Christian History Institute). (Submitted on December 9, 2019.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 9, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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