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 14 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); Mainstockheim Synagogue (approx. 11.4 kilometers away); The Bacchus Inn (approx. 13.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iphofen.
Also see . . .
1. Iphofen - A Guided Tour. The city of Iphofen's English-language walking tour of the city. On the Einersheimer Gate: The Eisenheimer Gate is Iphofen's entrance from the east. This is the place where the Markt Bibart peasants wanted to invade Iphofen on April 4, 1525, but they were driven back. Similar to the Roedelsee and Pest Gates, we can find a machiolation on the outside. Boiling tar pitch or hot water were poured upon the enemy. A stone cross in the passageway indicates the place where an Iphofen citizen was stabbed to death by the Swedes in 1632. (Submitted on August 9, 2012.)
2. 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): (Submitted on August 9, 2012.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 7 times this year. 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.