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Alnpeck (Allnpeck) was the name of a German ministerial and patrician family . The Alnpecks were based in Freiberg in Saxony from the 15th century .


The name Alnpeck comes from the place name “Ellenbach”, which transformed via “Elnbach” to “Alnpeck”.

According to Snethlage, the Alnpeck were originally Regensburg Ministeriale and had their headquarters in today's Oberellenbach (municipality of Mallersdorf-Pfaffenberg , Lower Bavaria) in the Landshut area . The line of ancestors begins with Conrad Alnpeck zu Alnpach around 1290. Stephan von Alnpeck (the elder), a merchant first in Landshut, then in Passau and Regensburg, moved to Freiberg in Saxony in the middle of the 15th century and was involved in the local silver mining. He was councilor and mayor there for 37 years. Through his great-granddaughter Elisabeth von Alnpeck , he even became the ancestor of Tsarina Catherine the Great (1729–1796).

coat of arms

The coat of arms of the von Alnpeck family is on a pane of glass that was originally installed in the Old Leuben Church and after it was partially torn down it was installed in the new Church of the Assumption .

The baptismal font of the village church of St. Katharina Oberschaar is also decorated with the coat of arms of the Freiberg patrician family Alnpeck.


Alnpeck tombs in the Tanneberg Church


Epitaph by Hans Allnpeck the Younger from 1580 in the Leubnitz-Neuostra church


  • HÜBNER, OTTO: Family tree of the Freiberg patrician family Alnpeck, in: Mitteilungen des Freiberger Altertumsverein Vol. 44 pp. 71 - 83.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Descent Alnpeck ( Memento from July 31, 2012 in the web archive )
  2. discussion ALNPECK / Alnpach (= Elnbach), Bavaria in Geneal-FORUM
  3. Text and arms @ accessed, December 9, 2017
  4. website Mayoratsguts Großhartmannsdorf
  5. Bieberstein in the book Handbuch der Geographie , p. 595 f.
  6. Rittergut Steinbach on