Geismarer Court

Geißmarer Court

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If you think about your own family history, how far back can you actually trace it? Up to your own grandparents, to your great-grandparents?

 

Probably not much further, right? But how do you know something about the history and owners of the old courts in Nierstein, some of which go back for generations up to the 12th century? Well, mostly from old documents that regulated property or donations. Or from other documents such as church registers or court records. 
This is also the case for the Geißmarer Court. There is an entry in the "Protocol Book of Nierstein’s Knight's Court" from the year 1657. And this is – well, let's say – "piquant" -. The nobleman Johann Heinrich II Mosbach von Lindenfels, who lived here in the Geißmarer Court, sued the servant of the House To the White Swan for assault and insult. The servant had sneered that the “bald nobleman” couldn't even pay his own servants and that his wife was a “frivolous woman”. ”In other words the minion of the White Swan said: “The bald nobleman is broke and his wife is a…” well you know what! What an affront! The insulted nobleman was so angry that he even demanded the death penalty for the mouthy servant. But the high court of knights just waved it off - the two brawlers had probably both a glass of wine too many. And that is something that has always been indulged here in Nierstein... 
Today, of course, there live very friendly and peaceful people here in the Geißmarer Court. But history tells us: Only what has been thoroughly documented can be passed on to the next generations.

 

Well, and that brings us to the end of our kulTOUR 1. If you walk back down the Oberdorfstraße, you will be at the market square in less than 5 minutes. There is a café, restaurants and wineries offering the opportunity for a refreshment or a glass of Nierstein wine.

 

If you would like to learn more about Nierstein’s history, we recommend the books and publications of Nierstein’s History Society. You will find the link to their webpage right here on our website.
Next time, you may also want to take our second tour through Nierstein – this takes you from the town hall to Germany's oldest vineyard and to historic watchtower in the Nierstein hills.

 

So, thanks for taking our tour. We hope you enjoyed it!

Route to the marketplace:

Geismarer Court

  • English
    • German
    • French
    • Dutch

If you think about your own family history, how far back can you actually trace it? Up to your own grandparents, to your great-grandparents?

 

Probably not much further, right? But how do you know something about the history and owners of the old courts in Nierstein, some of which go back for generations up to the 12th century? Well, mostly from old documents that regulated property or donations. Or from other documents such as church registers or court records. 
This is also the case for the Geißmarer Court. There is an entry in the "Protocol Book of Nierstein’s Knight's Court" from the year 1657. And this is – well, let's say – "piquant" -. The nobleman Johann Heinrich II Mosbach von Lindenfels, who lived here in the Geißmarer Court, sued the servant of the House To the White Swan for assault and insult. The servant had sneered that the “bald nobleman” couldn't even pay his own servants and that his wife was a “frivolous woman”. ”In other words the minion of the White Swan said: “The bald nobleman is broke and his wife is a…” well you know what! What an affront! The insulted nobleman was so angry that he even demanded the death penalty for the mouthy servant. But the high court of knights just waved it off - the two brawlers had probably both a glass of wine too many. And that is something that has always been indulged here in Nierstein... 
Today, of course, there live very friendly and peaceful people here in the Geißmarer Court. But history tells us: Only what has been thoroughly documented can be passed on to the next generations.

 

Well, and that brings us to the end of our kulTOUR 1. If you walk back down the Oberdorfstraße, you will be at the market square in less than 5 minutes. There is a café, restaurants and wineries offering the opportunity for a refreshment or a glass of Nierstein wine.

 

If you would like to learn more about Nierstein’s history, we recommend the books and publications of Nierstein’s History Society. You will find the link to their webpage right here on our website.
Next time, you may also want to take our second tour through Nierstein – this takes you from the town hall to Germany's oldest vineyard and to historic watchtower in the Nierstein hills.

 

So, thanks for taking our tour. We hope you enjoyed it!

Route to the marketplace:

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