Friday, June 20, 2014
Weinsberg - GERMANY
According t the old tale, when King Conrad III defeated the Duke of Welf (in the year 1140) and placed Weinsberg under siege, the wives of the besieged castle negotiated a surrender which granted them the right to leave with whatever they could carry on their shoulders. The king allowed them that much. Leaving everything else aside, each woman took her own husband on her shoulders and carried him out. I've read this story many years ago and to be honest I didn't recall the name of the town - it's Weisberg, near Stuttgart, a place also famous for the wine production. Thank you very much Hannah for this card and the beautiful story you told. This postcard took 4 days to arrive!
Weinsberg is a town in the north of the German state Baden-Württemberg, between the Neckar in the west and the Löwenstein mountains in the east. It was founded ca. 1200 and is situated in the Heilbronn district. During the Second World War, Weinsberg was the site of a prison camp for Allied officers (French and British). On April 12, 1945, the town was destroyed by aerial bombings, gunfire and the fires which resulted from this.The town has now about 11,800 inhabitants.