City: The keywords on the website of
Baiersdorf are "Frankish, modern and cute." It says
further: "In Baiersdorf, the Frankish joy of living is
combined with economic dynamism and deep rooted proud history.
The city, granted the privileges of a town 650 years ago,
is situated in the heart of the Franconian area, halfway between
Nuremberg and Bamberg, and is considered for many an important
stop on the highway. "
The history of the town charter dates back to the brothers,
Viscounts Johan II and Albrecht I (the Fair), who asked the
King and later Emperor Charles IV to elevate their town to
city. This was granted in 1353. The first historical mention
of this place was much kilometers.
earlier however, in a charter dated July 13, 1063. Today,
there are 7,695 people living here (2009) in an area of 12
Building: This evangelical church, St. John,
stands in the cemetery. It was inaugurated on June 24, 1774.
Like many Frankish churches of that time period, the dominating
colours are gray and blue.
God’s name: We do not often see the
pulpit incorporated into altarpiece. The divine name can be
seen here on the top, written in Hebrew with the Hebrew Masoretic
vowels o - e – a. The pronounciation here is 'Jehowah'