Monday, February 27, 2006

"Zum Krug" in Hattenheim

This a very beautiful example of a half-timbered house in the Rheingau. We call the technique "Fachwerk". Most of the times the 1st floor is made with stone and then on top of it the builders first created this "shell" with wooden blocks and built up the walls. Sometimes it's just painted white in between. But this building has a very complex decoration if you look closer. Inside this building is a very good restaurant called "Zum Krug" which means "jar" or "jug".

2 Comments:

At 10:24 AM, Blogger Maya said...

Yeah, I've seen them when I was there...:-) Interesting style of architecture...

I also saw here and there that style of housing here in France, Paris and Antibes for sure...I guess it's also a style of certain epoch then..., is it? I read something like that but can't remember what year this style is known for...

 
At 4:28 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

Yes, it's a style you can see all around Europe. It's dated around the 15th/16th up till even to the 19th century.

You can find more information here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timber_framing

 

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