Witch excavator

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Witch excavator
Altmannstein market
Coordinates: 48 ° 55 ′ 13 ″  N , 11 ° 40 ′ 59 ″  E
Height : 375 m above sea level NHN
Residents : 402  (March 15, 2007)
Incorporation : January 1, 1972
Postal code : 93336
Area code : 09442
Hexenagger (Bavaria)
Witch excavator

Location of Hexenagger in Bavaria

Hexenagger Castle
Hexenagger Castle

Hexenagger is a district of the Altmannstein market in the Upper Bavarian district of Eichstätt .

Profaned baroque chapel of the Countess von Topor Morawitzki and Prince Porcia


Hexenagger was first mentioned in a document in 982. From this point on it is documented that the lords of Hexenagger ruled the place until 1480. The Hexenagger Castle of the same name was built at that time . Thereafter, Duke Wilhelm von Bayern and Erhardt von Muggenthal owned the castle until the property was sacked in the Thirty Years War . Thereafter, Elector Karl Albrecht , Maria Josepha Countess von Topor Morawitzki , Prince Porcia , Anton von Kayserstein and the noble von Weidenbach rulers in the castle until it was sold to the Leichtfuß family . The castle chapel went to the Altmannstein market .

1486–1986 the castle brewery had its own brewery in Hexenagger.

Hexenagger had a railway connection on the Ingolstadt – Riedenburg railway line . There was passenger traffic between May 1, 1903 and the cessation of operations on May 28, 1972. Today, the Schambachtalbahn cycle path runs along the former railway line.

Hexenagger was incorporated into the Altmannstein market on January 1, 1972.

In 1939 Hexenagger had 210 inhabitants. On March 15, 2007 the population was 402.

In the hamlet of Otter village are the remains of the castle Otterndorf .


The name Hexenagger is derived from the first owners of the Hexenagger Castle, the Hechsenaggern or Hexenaggern.

According to the legend, the name is derived from the Celtic god Hesus , who was allegedly worshiped by the Germanic Hermundurs who lived there at the time , to whom human sacrifices were also dedicated.


Natural monument

About 500 meters west of the place is a large oak with a circumference of 7.93 m.


Individual evidence

  1. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 557 .
  2. Alexander Schöppner: Bayerische Sagen (Volume 3), Weltbild Verlag, Munich 1990, p. 159.
  3. Large oak in the directory of monumental oaks . Retrieved January 10, 2017
  4. ^ Karl Meichelbeck , Historia Frisingensis II / 1

Web links

Commons : Hexenagger  - collection of images, videos and audio files