1. Earliest settlements - BC (little evidence to date): There are indications that settlements were established in this area and in the fluvial plains of the Kocher valley, possibly dating back to before the Bronze Age and at least from approximately 400 BC during the Celtic period. Visible evidence of Celtic settlements include the rectangular fortifications at Langenburg and Niederstetten and the refuge fort at Finsterlohr near Creglingen.2. Roman times and early Middle Ages: Starting from the first century AD, the Romans built a defensive line, the so-called Limes, which passed the area around present-day Künzelesau about 20 km to the west.In the second half of the third century AD, the Alemanni overran and destroyed the roman defenses and settled also in this region. By the end of the fifth century the Franks had seized power over the area and had either repulsed the Alemanni or intermarried with them. Since then this region has been franconian. However, what exactly happened in the area of present-day Künzelsau up to and including the first millennium AD remains in historical darkness, due to the non-existence of reliable evidence.
Contents: I. The area around present-day Künzelsau in prehistoric times 1. Earliest settlements - BC 2. Roman times and early Middle Ages: II. Documented Künzelsau history under chronological headings: 1. From the beginning of the Ganerben Era about 1100 until the end of 1806 2. Künzelsau history from 1806 to 1948 3. Künzelsau after WW II until today
A History of K Ü N Z E L S A U- a short historical trip through the years -Compiled on a voluntary basis by Claus Brümmer, Künzelsau (firstname.lastname@example.org) A variety of sources provided the evidence for this collection of historical data. However, it does not claim to be a comprehensive history of Künzelsau but should simply be regarded as a compendium of the more important episodes in the development of the town.Translated on a voluntary basis from the original German text by Paul Lyons.
I. The area around present-day Künzelsau in prehistoric times