The first written mention of "Pappenheim in Sualafeld", goes back to a deed from the year 802.
This year, a noble lady - named “Reginsind” -inherited her property and possessions to the Swiss monastery, Sankt Gallen.
In this connection, we still receive the oldest building of Pappenheim, that was built in the 9th century: The St.Gallus-Church - one of the most remarkable and religious buildings in Franconia.
Indeed the founding of this church sure has happened in earlier times.
In Pappenheim, meet times and worlds.
The city's history can not be separated from the history of the former lords of Pappenheim. The Count Pappenheim had a prominent position as heir marshals of the Holy Roman Empire. One of the 4 highest offices of the Empire! Our small town owes to this centuries-long liaison, valuable historical time certificates.
The historic Old Town is dominated medieval and possesses the appropriate atmosphere. If you visit Pappenheim and you stroll through the Old Town, you meet these stone witnesses, at every step.
Take your time on these pages, so you notice them.