|Creation time :||1388|
|Castle type :||Fixed house / pond house|
|Conservation status:||Received completely|
|Geographical location||49 ° 22 '35.3 " N , 10 ° 10' 6.8" E|
The Topplerschlösschen is a small late medieval residential tower in the Taubertal near Rothenburg ob der Tauber . It was built by Rothenburg's mayor Heinrich Toppler in 1388 as a so-called pond house , a special form of the festival house , as a summer house. It consists of a stone substructure in the manner of a defensive tower and upper floors made of half-timbering . It is surrounded by a moat that was flooded by a spring. If necessary, the water could be drained into the Mühlbach via the Fuchsmühle. Small mansions of this type were common in the late Middle Ages, but are extremely rarely preserved.
The Topplerschlösschen has been in the possession of the Boas family since 1861, and they rented it as a holiday home until the 1960s.
The fully preserved building is furnished with furniture from the 16th to 19th centuries. It can be visited and gives insights into late medieval to early modern living conditions.
Based on the model of the Topplerschlösschen, the Duke of Saxony-Altenburg had the so-called Duke's Chair built as a retreat in his Rieseneck hunting grounds at the beginning of the 20th century .
- Website of the city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber: Topplerschlösschen
- The Topplerschlösschen at www.heinrich-toppler.de