Iphofen in Landkreis Kitzingen, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
[Marker text in German:]
1422 erste Erwähnung
1525 Abwehr eines Bauernhaufens
1551 Ausbau zu einer massiven Wehranlage mit Verbindung des äusseren und inneren Tores durch den Steinmetz Caspar Rotenfelser. Steinkreuz im Innern zur Erinnerung an einen von den Schweden im 30-jährigen Krieg erstochenen Iphöfer.
[Marker text translated into English, more or less:]
1422 First mention
1525 Defense during the peasant uprising
1551 Expanded to a massive fortification connecting the outer and inner door by the master mason Caspar Rotenfelser. The stone cross in the interior commemorates the death of an Iphofen citizen stabbed by one of the Swedes during the 30-Years War.
Location. 49° 42.203′ N, 10° 15.808′ E. Marker is in Iphofen, Bavaria, in Landkreis Kitzingen. Marker is at the intersection of Einersheimerstrasse and Lange Gasse, on the left when traveling west on Einersheimerstrasse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Iphofen, Bavaria 97346, Germany.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ilmbacher Hof (within shouting distance of this marker); The Owls' Tower (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ebracher House Iphofen City Hall (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Tithe Tower (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Mainbernheimer Gate (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Home of Friedrich von Deuster (approx. 8.3 kilometers away); Die "Kitzinger Elle" / The "Kitzingen Foot" (approx. 8.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iphofen.
Also see . . . Atonement Crosses - Iphofen (in German). Suehnekreuz.de's page on the "atonement crosses" in Iphofen. On the stone cross (mentioned on the marker) in the gatehouse (translated): In 1632, during the Thirty Years' War, Swedish troops surged through the gate into the city. A city councilor asked for mercy on behalf of the city residents, but was stabbed by a mercenary. At the spot where he died, the cross was erected. The cross in the gatehouse is the second down on the page, "Iphofen (II)", with picture. (Submitted on August 9, 2012.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 381 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 9, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.