Old Protestant Church…

One of the things the public usually don’t get to see. We’re inside the old Protestant church of Wieblingen here. Only the apse and the tower remain today. It’s always been a mystery why a small mediaeval  fishermen’s village such as Wieblingen would have such a big, richly decorated gothic church.

According to some historians, one clue might be the sun emblem (left of the centre). The Count Palatine at the time had a mistress called Clara (the beaming one) – so this place might have been designed as a burial place for her and the count’s illegitimate children. Lovely story!

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