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Water Castle Mespelbrunn
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Water Castle Mespelbrunn

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Code
SB710 EAN: 9783870297107
Scale
1:160
Difficulty
3/5
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Paper model will be delivered to a shipping service has been printed (or collect it in person to our office). Models are printed on high quality heavy paper and are printed at a professional level, using the most modern offset printing or laser printers.
419 CZK with VAT


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The moated Mespelbrunn Castle is situated in a remote tributary valley of the Spessart between Frankfurt am Main and Würzburg. Its history goes back to the early 15th century. In 1412 the Prince Elector Archbishop of Mainz, Johann II von Nassau, bestowed a house upon his master forester Hamann Echter as a fief. At first it was only a house without any fortifications. Some years later his son rebuilt this house with towers, fortified walls and a moat, as it was situated near an unexploited forest and therefore was insecure. In the course of the 15th and 16th centuries the fortified building was gradually transformed into a small Renaissance castle. Most of the rebuilding which now characterizes the castle was done in the 16th century by Peter Echter from Mespelbrunn. Among his descendants was Julius Echter, who founded the Julius Hospital and Würzburg University as Prince Bishop of Würzburg. The family died out during the Thirty Years W

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