My friend from this wonderful part of Germany, Besigheim in Swabia which is not only a cultural, historic and linguistic region in southwestern Germany, but an area over-flowing in wine. Mmmm. The card depicts Hirch, a restaurant cum hotel in Besigheim.
Swabia was one of the ten Imperial Circles of the Holy Roman Empire from 1500 to the dissolution of the Empire in 1806. Besigheim is a municipality in the district of Ludwigsburg in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. It is situated 13 km north of Ludwigsburg at the confluence of the Neckar and Enz rivers. The town has many old buildings and a town hall that dates back to 1459. There are two medieval towers, gothic church, cobblestone market place and other historical objects of interest.
Besigheim was founded in the 12th century as a well- defended walled city. The first mention of the city in official documentation was in 1153 in a decree by King Friedrich I. In 1693 the fortifications were all but destroyed by French troops, and by 1750 were little more than rubble.
Besigheim is the twin town of Newton Abbot, Devon in the UK.