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Die wehrhafte Stadt Hillesheim - 600 to 1993, RLP/Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry
N 50° 17.384 E 006° 40.189
32U E 334016 N 5573441
Quick Description: The Sign at the old city wall describes the history of the city and the wall itself.
Location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Date Posted: 10/22/2017 6:48:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMWWDE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Sign is available 24 / 7 / 365 located at the entrance to the steps which lead you up on the wall.
From there you will have a nice viw to the village and the typical Eifel area around.

The Sign says:

Um 600 Fränkische Siedlung an der Römerstraße
943 Hillesheim erwähnt im "Goldenen Buch" der Abtei Prüm
13. Jh Bau der Stadtmauer mit 12 Türmen und 2 Toren
1352 Hillesheim wird Kurtrierisches Amt und Stadt bis 1794
1376 Hillesheim erhält Sttadtrechte unter Kaiser Karl IV
15./16. Jh. Stadtmauer mehrmals erneuert und ver?stärkt
17./18. Jh. Eroberung. Plünderung, Brandschatzung durch Hessische, Lothringische, Französische und Englische Truppen
1731 Stadt völlig ausgebrannt
1812 Stadtmauer teiweise umgelegt
1842 Stadttore abgebrochen
1904 - 1911 Verbleibende Teile der Stadtmauer werden gründlich ausgebessert
1964-1982 Stadtsanierung, Stadtmauer mit neuem Wehrgang
1982 Hillesheim wird Europäische Beispielstadt
Seit 1990 Stadtmauer als Kulisse für Freilichttheater und Feste
1993 Wiederverleihung der Stadtrechte

EN Translation:

Around 600 Franconian settlement on the Römerstraße
943 Hillesheim mentions in the "Golden Book" of the Abbey of Prüm
13th century Construction of the city wall with 12 towers and 2 gates
1352 Hillesheim becomes Kurtrierisches Amt and city until 1794
1376 Hillesheim receives municipal rights under Emperor Charles IV
15-16. The walls of the city have been renewed and strengthened several times
17-18. Century Conquest.. Looting, bribery by Hessian, Lorraine, French, and English troops
1731 City completely burnt out
1812 City wall partially transposed
1842 City gates canceled
1904 - 1911 Remaining parts of the city wall are thoroughly reworked
1964-1982 Town restoration, Stadtmauer with new defense
1982 Hillesheim becomes a European example town
Since 1990 City wall as a backdrop for open-air theaters and festivals
1993 Estitution of city rights
Admission fee? (Include URL/link in Long Description to website that gives the current fee): no

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