Originally Posted by mattbarton.exe
As far as I can tell from the manual, it's 15th century in the area where Germany is today (Germany as we know it apparently didn't exist back then). That's why they refer to the "Holy Roman Empire."
Given that 'Germany' didn't existed before 1848/49. Which is kinda true of course, but you could state that it takes place in the 'late middle ages of the European continent'
At that time it's hard to distinguish nowadays nations/countries. Anyway, the setting is quite unique and very intersting