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WiesenZwischen Wirtschaftsstandort WiesenIn between busy trade routes and the "Glashüttenspessart", meadows in the late Middle Ages had a considerable economic significance for the Counts of Rieneck.
The starting point of the circular hike is the Wiesener Castle, which was previously the site of a castle of the Counts of Rieneck, which controlled the junction of two trade routes - the Birkenhainer Strasse and the Eselsweg, and now the idyllic Aubachtal, ideal location for several glassworks in the late Middle Ages.
Good conditions were offered by the proximity of the fuel wood, the quartz sand deposit, as well as the location on the two trade routes.
Crossing the nature reserve "Aubach" one reaches the Birklergrund.
Here, too, there was a large glass factory in the 18th century.
It is the only one in the Spessart whose foundations have been archaeologically developed and uncovered.
Passing the Wiesener Kreuz, you reach a vantage point at the edge of the forest.
Here you can clearly see the island position of meadows surrounded by Spessart forests.
Settlement islands of this kind are typical for the Spessart.
Shortly before reaching the starting point one passes the "Josuah House".
It goes back to the active and socially committed priest Dr.