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Town of Meisenheim

MeisenheimTown History

Meisenheim today has still a lot medieval buildings, as it was it is spared only one of the formerly Palatine cities in its almost 700-year history of wars and major disasters probably in the 7th Century, founded by a Frankish settlers named Meiso. The name "Meysinheim" (Home of the Meiso) is first mentioned in an 1154 document of the monastery Disibodenberg.
During this time, the place Meisenheim as a fief went to the Earl of Veldenz who transfers their headquarters here. They received on 22 March 1315 for faithful service of King Louis the Bavarian city rights for Meis home, making it a political and economic center in the lower Glantal.
From then built city walls, large parts with Untertor, coin and Bürgerturm are preserved today.
As 1444 began the Dukes of Palatinate-Zweibrücken, a branch of the Wittelsbach family, the legacy of Veldenzer, began the heyday Meis home, which is still visible in some interesting buildings from this period today (Castle Church, Town Hall, Market Hall, manor houses and town houses). In alternating order, the city was the residence, secondary residence and widow residence of the dukes.
1815 Meis came home to Hesse-Homburg; Landgrave Friedrich Josef used the palace as a summer residence for himself and his wife, a daughter of George III. of England. The high pair enjoyed staying here. This seems to the fact that the countess, who extended their Oberbaurat, Georg Moller from Darmstadt, with a larger wing of the old, built 1614 castle, which it had bought in 1826, and the point where up to that old, originally from Zweibrücker time parts of the building stood, was to create a castle garden with terraces. The princely seat newly manufactured with great understanding of art and relatively high cost was the Landgrave and his wife so she spent several months in Meis home every year. With the rich resources that had brought his wife into the marriage, the Landgrave did much to beautify the city.
In subsequent years, the former cityscape remained largely untouched, so that this, taken as a whole, monument, memorial of a moving, changing history. The historic preservation and urban planning efforts over the past decades testify that Meis home to be valuable townscape still preserved, allows the visitor the historical tour into an unforgettable experience.




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