There is a large parking lot on the left (closed for the Mathaisemarkt).If going to the old town, watch for a small brown sign pointing to the Alstadt. The festival, called the Mathaisemarkt, is named after St.
The “old” town hall dates to 1684, although documents indicate it was not the town’s first — there was one there about 200 years earlier.As an apparent reminder of the Middle Ages, attached to one of the town hall columns is a metal clamp that looks to be just the right size and height to be locked around the neck of a wrongdoer forced to stand on a stone pedestal in the middle of the town as a form of punishment.Those who don’t know what to do with themselves now that Fasching is over can head to the city on Friday for the official opening of the 10-day fest.When we visited the town last weekend, crews were already closing off areas and setting up for the entertainment.Today, the road is known as the Bergstrasse and the vineyards that flourish along it produce grapes for one of the country’s major wine-producing regions.
The road remained an important byway after the Romans left, and Schriesheim became one of the settlements and fortifications that grew up along it to profit from the business and wine trade that passed their way.
In front of the hall is a small fountain with carvings around its base and a pillar rising from the center with the dates 764-1964 — the settlement’s 1,200th anniversary and the year it was officially declared “a city.” The town has two churches and several half-timbered buildings among its stores, bakeries, restaurants and wine shops.
It also has what is annually the earliest wine fest along the Bergstrasse.
If heading for Strahlenburg — the way is not well marked — drive past the parking lot and follow the road out of town.
Turn right and continue to the Kling Malz plant, then turn right again and follow the road up the hill to a parking lot at the ruins.
Die Frage ist, wie Macht funktioniert, welche Ressourcen der Machtausübung mit welchen Folgen eingesetzt werden und zu welchem Zweck Macht genutzt wird.