Statistics

2 - 3

hrs

365

m

366

m

15

max°

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

The beginnings of Wenschdorf are speculative.

Starting from the ring walls on the Greinberg and the Bürgstadter Berg one can conclude that there are Celtic settlements.

After 150 A.D.

the Limes and the old Roman road ran through the Wenschdorf district and around 800 Charlemagne is said to have settled in the area, belonging to a West Slavic tribe, the Wends.

Franconia and Kurmainz were then the lords of Wenschdorf.

Thus, the beginning of the settlement could have started much earlier than the first documentary mention from 1365, which shows that the archbishop of Meinz was bailiff and judge of the village.

The oldest building in the village is the KRiche St.

Vitus, which was built as a fortified church and surrounded by a massive sandstone wall.

The present nave was built in the second half of the 18th century.

In 1864 the tower was rebuilt and in 1921 the sacristy was added.

Wenschdorf is still characterised by agriculture and forestry.

Of the former 17 agricultural enterprises, however, only 2 are left in the main occupation and 7 in the secondary occupation.

To this day, however, all agricultural land has been preserved.