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At the end of the road is the Stifskirche (Protestant Church), a 1383 Gothic basilica on Romanesque foundations. The clock tower has two faces at different heights. The original one facing the Burg has only an hour hand while the golden one added in 1544, faces the town with the by then customary minute hand as well.
Wertheim is located at the confluence of the Main and Tauber rivers in the state of Baden-Wuttemberg.
Wertheim was founded between the 7th and 8th century, however the first settlement was a town called Kreutzwertheim on the right of the river Main. From the early 12th century onwards, a branch of the noble family of the Reginbodons called themselves after the town. After the family of the earls of Wertheim had built a castle on the left bank of the river Main, a settlement developed at the foot of this dominating structure that was called Wertheim. It was mentioned for the first time in 779. In 1192, it was referred to as "Suburbium castri Wertheim" and in 1200 the town is called “oppidium” and 1244 “civitas”.

The town Wertheim developed into the center of the county of Wertheim. The county existed until 1806 when it was divided as a consequence of the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss ("Principal Conclusion of the Extraordinary Imperial Delegation"). The area left of the Main river was given to the Grand Duchy of Baden, while the territories right of the Main, were given to the Kingdom of Bavaria. (wiki)

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Additional Photos by Asa Jernigan (asajernigan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3592 W: 88 N: 5553] (21427)
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