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Heusenstamm in Landkreis Offenbach, Hessen, Germany
 

Schloss Heusenstamm / Heusenstamm Palace

 
 
Schloss Heusenstamm / Heusenstamm Palace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 27, 2017
1. Schloss Heusenstamm / Heusenstamm Palace Marker
Inscription. Das Schloss wurde 1663-1668 von Philipp Erwein von Schönborn erbaut und diente bis 1801 den Grafen von Schönborn als Residenz. Über der Toreinfahrt ist das Allianzwappen der Schönborn/ Greiffenclau zu sehen. Die Schreckfratze und die Rollen erinnern an eine Zugbrücke, deren Existenz bis heute nicht eindeutig geklärt ist. Die Schlossanlage bildet eine Einheit mit der hinteren Wasserburg. Von 1954-1975 beherbergte das Schloss die Postschule der Deutschen Bundespost. 1980 wurde es zum Rathaus und wie ursprünglich geplant zur Vierflügelanlage erweitert.


[English translation:]
The palace was built 1663-1668 by Philipp Erwein of Schönborn and until 1801 served as the residence for the Counts of Schönborn. Above the gate entrance the coats-of-arms of the Schönborn and Greiffenclau families are seen in alliance. The grimacing figure and the rollers (see Photo No. 2) are indicative of a drawbridge, but further information is lacking. The palace is situated such that it forms a unit with the rear castle. From 1954-1975, the palace housed the Postal School of the German Postal System. In 1980, it became the city hall and was expanded, as originally planned, to four wings.
 
Erected by Stadt Heusenstamm.
 
Location.
Schloss Heusenstamm / Heusenstamm Palace Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 27, 2017
2. Schloss Heusenstamm / Heusenstamm Palace Marker - Wide View
The marker is seen here, on the right wall within the breezeway of the gate entrance.
50° 3.75′ N, 8° 48.448′ E. Marker is in Heusenstamm, Hessen, in Landkreis Offenbach. Marker can be reached from Im Herrngarten just north of Schlossstrasse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Im Herrngarten 1, Heusenstamm, Hessen 63150, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ehemaliges Kellergebäude und Zehnthaus / Former Ware- and Tithing House (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line); Heusenstamm World War II Victims Memorial (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Gasthaus zum Goldenen Löwen / The Inn at the Golden Lion (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Cäcila / Catholic Parish Church of St. Cecilia (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Staufermauer (approx. 10.3 kilometers away); Friedrich Stoltze Geburtshaus / Birthplace (approx. 10.4 kilometers away); Frankfurt Romani Memorial (approx. 10.4 kilometers away); Joachim von Sandrart (1606 - 1688) (approx. 10.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Heusenstamm.
 
Also see . . .  Schloss Heusenstamm (Wikipedia, in German). (Submitted on October 5, 2017.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Schloss Heusenstamm / Heusenstamm Palace image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 27, 2017
3. Schloss Heusenstamm / Heusenstamm Palace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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