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

Bürgerspital / Municipal Hospital

 
 
Bürgerspital / Municipal Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 29, 2014
1. Bürgerspital / Municipal Hospital Marker
Inscription.  
Das Bürgerspital "Zu unserer lieben Frau” geht zurück auf eine Stiftung des Schweinfurter Patrizierehepaares Rücker, die 1402 die ehemalige Stadtadelsburg der Zollner von der Hallburg der Stadt schenken. Ab 1580 lässt Bischof Julius Echter das Haus renovieren. 1971 wechselt der letzte Pfründner in das Wohnstift Steigerwald. Heute Stadtbibliothek.

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(English translation:) The "Our Lady" municipal hospital goes back to a bequest by the patrician married couple Rücker of Schweinfurt, who in 1402 donated it to the city. Bishop Julius Echter had the building renovated in 1580. In 1971 were the last benefactor changes to the Steigerwald residential monastery. Today the building houses the city library.
 
Erected by Dr. Ottmar Wolf–Kulturstiftung, Historischer Verein in Gerolzhofen e.V.
 
Location. 49° 54.009′ N, 10° 20.976′ E. Marker is in Gerolzhofen, Bavaria, in Landkreis Schweinfurt. Marker is on Spitalstraße just north of Grabenstrasse. Touch for map.

Bürgerspital / Municipal Hospital Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 29, 2014
2. Bürgerspital / Municipal Hospital Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here, all the way at the back of the courtyard, mounted to the right of the entrance.
Marker is at or near this postal address: Spitalstraße 10, Gerolzhofen, Bavaria 97447, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spottfratze, ca. 1450 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Beadle’s Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); "Gerolzhöfer Frauenaufstand" / The Gerolzhofen "Womens' Revolt" (within shouting distance of this marker); Spital Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Altes Rathaus / The Old City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Former Adminstrative Building (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Baroque Crucifixion Sculpture (about 120 meters away); Parish Church (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gerolzhofen.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located at the end of the courtyard off of Spitalstrasse.
 
Regarding Bürgerspital / Municipal Hospital. Although "Bürgerspital" is usually translated into English as some sort of hospital, this is only partly correct. That is, such institutions provided not only medical care, but also other aid to the poor and to travelers that would be considered some sorts of social services.
 
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Founded 1402 (above entrance) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 29, 2014
3. Founded 1402 (above entrance)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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