Wednesday May 8

Trip Start Apr 18, 2013
Trip End Jul 09, 2013

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Flag of Germany  , Baden-Wurttemberg,
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

In the morning we visited the Roman Forts of the Limes in Welzheim originally built in 150 AD. The Limes wall was 550km in length.

We had lunch in Pfalbronn in the Wirtschaft.

After lunch we went to the Monastery Kloster Lorch. In 2002 for the 900 Year Anniversary the artist Hans Kloss painted a 135 square metre round wall mural in the Kapitelsaal based on the history of the Staufer from 1102 to 1268.

We went back to Dieter and Inge's for coffee and cake. On the way we stopped at their vegetable garden which is leased land 5 min walk from their house. We picked lettuce, asparagus, rhubarb and some herbs.

Welzheim is a town in the Rems-Murr district, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is located 35 km east of Stuttgart, and 15 km northwest of Schwäbisch Gmünd.

The history of Welzheim reaches back to the time of the Roman Empire. Around the year 150 C.E. the Romans founded a colony and fort there. In 1980, for the 800th anniversary of the founding of the city, the eastern part of the ruins was reconstructed, and in 1993 an archeological park was founded on the site. The western part of the fort was built over through the years. The history of the settlement after the fall of the Roman Empire is in darkness, until the year 1266 when Welzheim was granted city's-rights.

In 1499 the church of Saint Gallus was consecrated, presumably as a new parish.

On the 5th of September, 1726, a fire destroyed the entire city. The church was burned down to its foundations, though it was soon rebuilt. The city hall was rebuilt in 1731.
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