Equipped with flashlights, a group of explorers didn’t let the rain stop them from learning more about this part of munnerstadt during a short evening tour of althausen. The tour took place within the framework of the series "oh! How beautiful is munnerstadt instead of.
With a great deal of knowledge and infectious enthusiasm, joachim may presented the history and culture of his home village. Indeed, the old franconian houses and the remarkable sculptures in the light cone of the flashlights unfolded a special charm. In the darkness, everything seemed a bit mysterious, and by "feeling each other out", guido with the light beams, individual details could be perceived much more intensively than in daylight.
Church organ tuned
The architectural highlight of althausen is undoubtedly the church st. Cyriak, whose rococo interior was restored to its original state during the last renovation. The color scheme with light blue, green, pink and ochre decorative elements in the dominant white may seem unusual to today’s eyes and therefore unharmonious at first, but may was able to convincingly demonstrate that it was a coherent concept by the master builders of the 18th century. Century is all about. As a special treat, may, who works as an organist here, briefly tuned the church organ. This is one of only a few instruments by the famous wurzburg organ builder johann philipp seuffert (1693 to 1780) that is still largely in its original condition and therefore still sounds as it did 250 years ago.
It is always amazing what cultural treasures can be discovered during the exploratory tours through munnerstadt’s urban area. Of course, in addition to the cultural attractions, there were again remarkable and amusing stories from the old village life. One of them concerned the statue of saint nepomuk on the old lauerbrucke bridge. The venerable bishop was once involved in a nighttime celebration, during which he unhappily toppled off his pedestal and landed headfirst in the mud of the lauer. Fortunately, the sculpture from the early 18th century could be preserved. Being recovered unscathed in the twenty-first century. Nowadays, the saint is immune to such accidents, since he no longer stands on the bridge itself, but next to it, to avoid the danger posed by the increasing traffic on the narrow bridge.
Cohesion of the villagers
The tour ended where it began: at the village square, which is usually referred to as "the tarred" square by the old-timers named because it was the first asphalted area in althausen. The most recent of the three former schoolhouses that the village owns is also located there. It is now used as a village community center. Here joachim may prepared a small exhibition of historical photos, on which the seen could be reconstructed again. Over coffee and homemade baked goods, the evening ended with stimulating conversation. At the same time, the althausers present were able to contribute quite a bit of knowledge from earlier times. The cohesion of the villagers and the resulting willingness to volunteer for community projects was once again impressive. For the 1200-year celebration in 2003, for example, a large festival was put on by the village’s own efforts, which people still rave about today.
Even though the exploratory tour in the dark was a delightful experiment, the upcoming appointments at "oh! How beautiful is munnerstadt" limit yourself to the inspection of interiors. This year, a visit to the town’s parish church is still planned with father markus reib, who will explain the upcoming renovation work. This will be on 5. December, exceptionally on a wednesday evening, at 18.30 o’clock take place. As always, all interested parties are cordially invited.