Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Germany - Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg

Sent by Sabine, Facebook and WiP friend from Oberzissen in Germany. This postcard shows Rheingrafenstein, a rock formation in Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg

This is from Wikipedia : Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg is a municipality in Germany in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, district of Bad Kreuznach. The town has about 4000 inhabitants as of 2004 and covers an area of 9.53 square km and lies on the Nahe.

The town is first mentioned around the year 1200. It grew up beside the Rheingrafenstein, a castle built in 1050 that was the seat of the count palatine of the Rhine, which was destroyed in 1689 by the French, but the ruins remain. Ebernburg Castle was residence of famous German knight Franz von Sickingen.

Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg.

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