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The Imperial Guard Salvation - Kayserl. Salva Guardia vor die kayserl. Wyrths Tafern Hersching

This plate from 1706 declares that the Emperor Josef I confiscated the "Gasthaus zur Post" and placed it under his protection. Previously, Count Cajetan von Törring-Seefeld was the rightful owner of the building.

The count fought together with Elector Max Emanuel of Bavaria alongside King Louis XIV of France against the Emperor of Austria and his claim to succession in Spain in the since 1701 ongoing War of Spanish Succession, whereupon the count was brought into outlawry in the name of the Emperor. After the end of war in 1714 the property was returned to the count.

A "Salva Guardia" protected a house from looting, pillage, damage and expropriation. Offenses against the "Salva Guardia" were punished with the full vigour of the law. The letters above the imperial double-headed eagle illustrate the imperial titular:

D.G.R.I.S.A.G.H.B.R.
Dei Gratia Romanorum Imperator semper Augustus
Germanie Hungariae Bohemiae Rex


The original writ of protection can be found in the main entrance at the Knights’ Room.


Hotel Gasthof zur Post
Andechsstrasse 1, 82211 Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany
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