Codex Falkensteinensis

The “Codex Falkensteinensis” or “Falkensteiner Codex” belongs to the genus of the source books tradition. The Code takes in the tradition of books has a special position, because he is the only surviving medieval tradition book of a highly secular nobility, while the other tradition of spiritual books are only landlords.


The Codex Falkensteinensis arose at the instigation of Count IV Siboto. by Falkenstein, of the manuscript 1166 Creating before his departure for the fourth Italian campaign of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa by the Augustinian Canons Canons Herrenchiemsee was, obtain his minor children in the event of his death, the family-owned. This was especially in the Chiemgau and Sundergau and in the Inn valley, with the four castles in Falkenstein Flintsbach am Inn, Hartmann near Bad Endorf, Neuburg with vague and Hernstein in Lower Austria. Thus contains the signature of an overview of the count's fief and different directories on income and family.

Furthermore, in Codex Traditions- Patron and notes, and a brief genealogy of the family, a record of penance, a secret contract murder, a reference to a 1133 eclipse took place and a medieval drug prescription. Another feature of the Code are the numerous miniatures contained, including a portrait of the family of the Falkensteiner. The digitization of the manuscripts is a service of the Main Bavarian State Archives in Munich, the Bavarian State Library Online, cultural studies of the central information portal for Bavaria, thanks a lot. (Signature: BayHStA KL Weyarn 1)

Codex Falkensteinensis (1166 – 1196)

Noichl, Elisabeth: Codex Falkensteinensis, the legal records of the counts of Falkenstein, 1978


  • Werner Rosener, Codex Falkensteinensis. Reminder culture of a noble family in the Middle Ages, in: Lesson. (Hg.), Aristocrats and bourgeois cultures of remembrance in late medieval and early modern, Göttingen 2000, S. 35-55.

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