|Markgröningen's main square in the late afternoon sun.|
|A view through the main square toward the Bartholomäuskirche|
Just look at that house. Doesn't it look a bit top heavy? Looks like you can just
give it a good push and it will fall right over. It has been there a very long time.
Following the Reformation, Markgröningen became Protestant. Its Spital (can be a hospital for the poor or a wayside shelter for pilgrims; the word is also used for "hospital" in Switzerland and Austria today), which was established in 1297 and run by the Catholic Order of the Holy Spirit, was taken over by the city in 1552 and has been administered by it ever since.
|Der obere Torturm|
(Upper gate tower)
This is the last remaining of the four gates into the city of Markgröningen when a wall surrounded it.
The wall was dismantled before 1850.