German Wine Route: Friedelsheim

Friedelsheim has 1500 inhabitants and an area of 4,2 km². It was first documentary mentioned in 770 as "Fridolfesheim".

The protestant church of St. Mary has a romanesque steeple from about 1250, the choir dates back to the 14th century and has remaining wall paintings from the 14th century; the nave was built in 1826.

The catholic church was built in 1812.

The former palace was destroyed in the peasants war in 1525 and was reconstructed as a prosperous "Maison de plaisance", a ceremonial and prestigious palace for Count Palatine Johann Casimir of Simmern, most probably the "Jaeger aus Kurpfalz", leading character of a famous german folk song.

 

Vineyards of Friedelsheim, Friedelsheimer Weinlagen