Buergerspital zum Heiligen Geist - Weingut, Wurzburg

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The Bürgerspital zum Heiligen Geist is a Stiftung foundation in Würzburg. It operates several senior citizens' homes and geriatric rehabilitation clinic. The economic foundation of the Stiftung foundation is the extensive properties and the winery, which today is one of the oldest and largest German vineyards. A wine tavern in Würzburg's old town with a restaurant, which offers wines from the Bürgerspital and Franconian breads, is also part of the establishment.
Johannes von Steren, a Würzburg patrician of ministerial origin, and his wife Mergardis transferred their property Semmelstraße 2 to the town to take care of poor, poor and sick people around 1316, thereby establishing the "Neues Spital" Century "Citizen's Hospital for the Holy Spirit". Von Steren decreed that the foundation in the royal residence in Würzburg should not be passed on by the influential church, but by the mayor, a decision which "placed the family somewhat at a standstill" and sign of the then emerging civil society.
In a document dated June 23rd, 1319, Prince- Archbishop Gottfried III. Of Hohenlohe the partial exhortation of the "Neue Spital" and the administration by three civic carers. 1320/1321 the papal confirmation of the founding of the foundation by Pope John XXII took place.
There were later additional contributions by Würzburger citizens, the largest by the brothers Teufel in the year 1340 with its possesses in the village foliage. The Holy Spirit pigeon as a coat of arms and the obligation to serve the Holy Spirit and the sick shall go back to the Order Brothers of the Order of the Holy Spirit in Rome. A wealthy citizen of the city was able to go to the hospital for safe retirement.
The building complex consists of a hospital building, an industrial estate and a hospital church, which surround a courtyard. The courtyard with its arcades was built according to plans by Würzburg master builder Andreas Müller, a companion of Balthasar Neumann. In the bomb attack on Würzburg on March 16, 1945, the hospital buildings burned down to the ground walls. Only the Gothic church remained the only building from the founding days. From the so-called "red building" from the year 1717/18 the outer walls remained.
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  • We arranged a private tour for 200 euro and it was worth every penny. Our guide spoke great english and was very knowledgeable. We visited the cellars and were able to try several wines and they were....  more »
  • Burgerspital is not just a restaurant or a wine house. Part of it is a residential and nursing home for senior citizen with a nice couurtyard. And also has a cellar that you can visit and an area...  more »
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