Documents at the central archives of Neuenstein castle

Neuenstein is located half way between Heilbronn and Schwaebisch Hall, just accross from Öhringen.

Straßenkarte Heilbronn Öhringen Schwäbisch Hall

Straßenkarte Heilbronn Öhringen Schwäbisch Hall


At beginning of the 11th century Öhringen was the center of the dukedom of Hohenlohe. In the 3rd century the Romans in this area had to give way to the Alemannen and in the 5th century the area was under the dominion of the Franconia. From now this region was called Deutschfranken (Franconia teutonica).
Monastery Schöntal

Monastery Schöntal

The division of the country into ‘Gaue’ (districts) took place in first half of the middle ages. In the region these were the Kochergau, the Neckargau and the Jagstgau. The whole land was divided in many small possessions. Often it were only small places that were sold or mortgaged The monastery of Schöntal in the Jagst river valley also had a very strong influence on this.

Schloss Neuenstein

Schloss Neuenstein

Most historic documents of the area are kept at the central archive located at Neuenstein castle.


Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Altstadt

Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Altstadt


During the turn of the 10th century the free imperial city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber housed the counts of Comburg-Rothenburg.

The free imperial city Hall at 1572

The free imperial city Hall at 1572

Seal of the von Vynaw, Vinawe, Finaw from 1290 on

Seal of the von Vynaw, Vinawe, Finaw from 1290 on

Old script of Conz von Veinau (Vynaw)

Old script of Conz von Veinau (Vynaw)

Script of 1321 and 1330 in the 'Senftsche Wappenbuch'

Script of 1321 and 1330 in the ‘Senftsche Wappenbuch’

Document - Goetzen v. Berlichingen and Cunratz v.Vinauwe

Document – Goetzen v. Berlichingen and Cunratz v.Vinauwe

Document – Heinrich von Vinaw und Conz von Gyer

Document – Heinrich von Vinaw und Conz von Gyer

The brothers Cunrat and Heinrich von Finauwe

The brothers Cunrat and Heinrich von Finauwe

Veinau – Bielrieth description of the coat of Arms

Veinau – Bielrieth description of the coat of Arms

Coat of Arms of  von Veynaw and von Bielriet in the 'Senftschen Wappenbuch'

Coat of Arms of von Veynaw and von Bielriet in the ‘Senftschen Wappenbuch’

Veinau place names 1

Veinau place names 1

Veinau place names 2

Veinau place names 2

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