Bieswang is situated on an old Roman road and is the largest of all the districts of Pappenheim.
But what does big mean here? With a little over 700 inhabitants, this hospitable village on the Jura heights will certainly offer you enough space for recreation.
According to researchers, the village name Bieswang goes back to the "rushes", which probably grew in a hollow in the past. In the early Middle Ages an Alemannic royal estate is said to have existed in "Binswangen" - these estates served as accommodation for the respective king on his travels.
The first documented mention was in the year 889.
Already in 1135 a brewery was founded. This brewery of the Wurm family is thus the second oldest in all of Franconia.
Under the marshals of Pappenheim the reformation was carried out in 1566/67, Bieswang became protestant. The marshals settled religious refugees from South Tyrol (Raching-so the family name "Rachinger" was born) and other German places. After the 30-year war, many exiles came from what is now Austria and settled in the largely orphaned villages of the region.
In 1673 the tower upper floor and the nave of St. Martin's Church were built, but their foundations are much older. They still date from Romanesque times. The interior of the church was baroque, the baptismal font dates from 1793.
On the outskirts of Bieswang the Ecumenical Pilgrim's Way leads past (Heidenheim to Eichstätt). At a certain point on the edge of the forest - as documented in documents from the 8th century - the messengers of faith Willibald (Eichstätt), Wunibald (Heidenheim) and Sola (Solnhofen) met regularly for prayer. This place with the "Sezzi locum" is dedicated to them. Three Jura blocks arranged in a semicircle with an iron cross remind us of the saints who came from England. A wooden seat invites you to rest.