Old town hall with pillory Obermarsberg

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Like small windows of time, sights are lined up one after the other. They can be discovered on a historical tour through Obermarsberg: Nikolai church, collegiate church, Benediktusbogen, Roland statue, Buttenturm, pillory and much more invite you to a journey of discovery.

Pranger Obermarsberg


Old town hall with pillory Obermarsberg

Münzsstraße 3

34431 Marsberg

Telefon: 02992-8200



Old Town Hall

In 1377 the Old Town Hall of Obermarsberg was first mentioned in documents at its present location. It is probably much older. During the Thirty Years' War it was destroyed to a large extent - the council archives were destroyed. The part of the Old Town Hall that has survived to this day was rebuilt in 1650 and used as a court house until 1827. After that it served as a residential building. The building has been privately owned since 1922.

Pillar of shame

On the former town hall of the town there is a pillory. It is the sign of the jurisdiction that the town exercised for centuries. During the last punitive measure between 1806 and 1808, a man caught stealing a side of bacon was exposed to the ridicule and attacks of the population on the pillory for two hours.

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