The White Horse Coaching Inn

The White Horse Coaching Inn /
historic inn, 17th century

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The baroque emblem on the facade already gives a hint: this was once the “The White Horse Coaching Inn”, a hostel offering travelers accommodation in the 17th century.

Traveling in the times around 1650 was rather exhausting and certainly not a leisure activity as it is today. Well, most people at the time couldn’t afford to travel, anyway. But who were the travelers back then who stayed here at the inn? Let’s ask Dr. Susanne Bräckelmann of Nierstein history association:
Dr. Susanne Bräckelmann:
“The travelers in the 17th century were - if not the soldiers and their commanders –primarily people who worked for the rulers, who were on the road for government affairs, as emissaries for the countless peace negotiations, or other conversations that one had to have in the earlier days. As they had no telephone or fax, their presence was urgently required.

Today the house is no longer an inn. But if you are looking for a place to stay for the night: check out one of the hotels in Nierstein. Many wineries also have guest rooms. Oh, and today they are much more comfortable and modern than they were back then - when a hot shower, WiFi or a breakfast buffet were not quite yet available.

Our next stop is the building to the right hand side: the former “Thurn and Taxis Post Office”.

Route to the next station:

Thurn & Taxis Post Office

The White Horse Coaching Inn /
historic inn, 17th century

  • English
    • German
    • French
    • Dutch

The baroque emblem on the facade already gives a hint: this was once the “The White Horse Coaching Inn”, a hostel offering travelers accommodation in the 17th century.

Traveling in the times around 1650 was rather exhausting and certainly not a leisure activity as it is today. Well, most people at the time couldn’t afford to travel, anyway. But who were the travelers back then who stayed here at the inn? Let’s ask Dr. Susanne Bräckelmann of Nierstein history association:
Dr. Susanne Bräckelmann:
“The travelers in the 17th century were - if not the soldiers and their commanders –primarily people who worked for the rulers, who were on the road for government affairs, as emissaries for the countless peace negotiations, or other conversations that one had to have in the earlier days. As they had no telephone or fax, their presence was urgently required.

Today the house is no longer an inn. But if you are looking for a place to stay for the night: check out one of the hotels in Nierstein. Many wineries also have guest rooms. Oh, and today they are much more comfortable and modern than they were back then - when a hot shower, WiFi or a breakfast buffet were not quite yet available.

Our next stop is the building to the right hand side: the former “Thurn and Taxis Post Office”.

Route to the next station:

Thurn & Taxis Post Office

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