Haxthäuser Hof

Haxthäuser Court

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Nierstein and the nobility are inseparable in history.

The old noble courts shape the look of the city to this day. And if you walk through the old town center, you will see that early Nierstein has in fact developed along the line of the courts – partly dating back to the 12th century.

The baroque Haxthäuser Court in front of us is one of the most eminent courtyards in Nierstein. Not only judging by its architecture with its beautiful inner courtyard, which hosts a nice wine tavern behind the large courtyard gate today. But also economically and politically. The estate was rather wealthy and in its long history was owned by many noble families of high standing.

Since 1804 the Haythäuser Court has been owned by the Wernher family. Johann Wilhelm Wernher, who bought the court at this time, was also the judge during the trail of the notorious robber Schinderhannes, who had spread fear and terror in the Hunsrück forest. Wernhers son, Philipp Wilhelm Wernher, was a member of the National Assembly in Frankfurt's St. Paul’s Cathedral in 1848 - the first freely elected German parliament – which marked the birth of democracy in Germany. Wernher's fiery plea for freedom and unity was greeted with cheers and much applause. At the end of the 19th century Ernst Wernher was the mayor of Nierstein. During his tenure the Rheinbahn railway track was built, which also initiated a new era in Nierstein. And Carl Friedrich Wernher was a fire brigade commander in World War II, and it is said the he did nothing less but saving the Mainz Main Cathedral from destruction during the fire blaze caused by the bombardments in 1942.
Isn’t it interesting, how much history is reflected in such a house, and how many stories one could tell… Well, we have a few more of them here in Nierstein.

Our next stop is the house with pillars and the balcony just across the crossroad. The paleontological museum.

If you have been taking our tour 2, which started from the town hall, go around and follow the Rheinstraße to the number36.
But, as mentioned before: if you have just started our tour 1, then go to the house with the pillars, please.

Route to the next station:

Palaeontological Museum

Haxthäuser Court

  • English
    • German
    • French
    • Dutch

Nierstein and the nobility are inseparable in history.

The old noble courts shape the look of the city to this day. And if you walk through the old town center, you will see that early Nierstein has in fact developed along the line of the courts – partly dating back to the 12th century.

The baroque Haxthäuser Court in front of us is one of the most eminent courtyards in Nierstein. Not only judging by its architecture with its beautiful inner courtyard, which hosts a nice wine tavern behind the large courtyard gate today. But also economically and politically. The estate was rather wealthy and in its long history was owned by many noble families of high standing.

Since 1804 the Haythäuser Court has been owned by the Wernher family. Johann Wilhelm Wernher, who bought the court at this time, was also the judge during the trail of the notorious robber Schinderhannes, who had spread fear and terror in the Hunsrück forest. Wernhers son, Philipp Wilhelm Wernher, was a member of the National Assembly in Frankfurt's St. Paul’s Cathedral in 1848 - the first freely elected German parliament – which marked the birth of democracy in Germany. Wernher's fiery plea for freedom and unity was greeted with cheers and much applause. At the end of the 19th century Ernst Wernher was the mayor of Nierstein. During his tenure the Rheinbahn railway track was built, which also initiated a new era in Nierstein. And Carl Friedrich Wernher was a fire brigade commander in World War II, and it is said the he did nothing less but saving the Mainz Main Cathedral from destruction during the fire blaze caused by the bombardments in 1942.
Isn’t it interesting, how much history is reflected in such a house, and how many stories one could tell… Well, we have a few more of them here in Nierstein.

Our next stop is the house with pillars and the balcony just across the crossroad. The paleontological museum.

If you have been taking our tour 2, which started from the town hall, go around and follow the Rheinstraße to the number36.
But, as mentioned before: if you have just started our tour 1, then go to the house with the pillars, please.

Route zur nächsten Station:

Palaeontological Museum

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