Significance of Places
1 - Bibra
1A - Burg Bibra: Original Bibra castle, apparently longest continually owned castle by a family in the state of
Thuringia.  Partially destroyed in both 1525 and in 30 Years War.

1B - Bibra Village Church - built in 1492 - Three important clergy, all members of the family were important
sponsors: Kilian, Lorenz and Albrecht, each has own alter and coat of arms in stained glass

1C - Neu Schloss or New Castle built after Burg Bibra partially destroyed in 1525

2 - Irmelshausen

2A - Castle - In the family for 600 years - except for large tower, built by family, the ownership of parts of castle, farm
land and forest are divided and complex to explain

2B - Church - beautiful Bibra graves and furniture

3 - Brennhausen - received by family in 1681 as an out of court settlement, most other Bibra fiefs other than Bibra,
Irmelshausen, and Höchheim also involved.

4 - Gleicherweisen - Village in control by Bibras for hundreds of years, half of manner house torn down a couple
decades ago - All British and Down Under Bibra come from this branch.  Bibra grave markers in cemetery removed
also a couple decades ago.  Jewish cemetery on east side outside of town as town had very large Jewish population
until about 1900.  Church has inscription above door -  Pretty inside

5 - Kleinbardorf - beautiful small former Bibra water castle, also involved in lawsuit above

6 - Höchheim - Bibra village for 600 years, manner house left family in 1970's - great grave in village church,
interesting custom house also

7 - Dörfleshof - Large farm given to Bibras at Irmelshausen when feudalism was abolished in the 1800's - far, owned
by Wolf von Bibra

8 - Aroldshausen - Farm and forest estate associated with Irmelshausen by taken by communists, building bull-
dozed a few decades ago, compensated rather than returned after wall came down

9 - Rossrieth - former Bibra castle, was beautiful but falling apart, government put a new roof and plastered outside
so has lost much of it’s charm

10 - Aubstadt - former Bibra village associated with the Brennhausen and Bibra-Bibra lines, fox like coat of arms on
outside of church

11- Waltershausen - briefly partially owned by the sons-in-laws (one a Bibra when the family died without sons, later
in the late 1800's and early 1900's closely associated with Brennhausen branch which has much furniture from the
home from a daughter of the house and her sister

12 - Unter Essfield Grave Yard - many Bibra’s buried there

13 - Trappstadt - recent times until early 70's associated with Irmelshausen, has old and new manner houses
on east side of town
Large scale map showing Bibra locations of interest.
version of
map before
Link to Maps Page 1