Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Hannover's Münden ...

Is a very ancient town south of Hannover, just off the A 7 Autobahn. We stopped on the way our way home on Sunday.

The old Town is filled with lovingly restored "Fachwerkhauser" - a description of half-timbered buildings of three and four storeys. The facades are decorated very artistically (and would probably send English Heritage into a complete tailspin over "originality" and "conservation not restoration"), yet all of them are original and the restorations have used replica tools, original techniques and, where original materials are not available, replica bricks made in the same manner as originals.

The town is located on the conjunction of two rivers, the Fulda and the Werra
which together become the Weser River from this point on. There is a famous poem about this, the German equivalent of a "tongue-twister." I'll try to get Mausi to give it to me so I can post it later for those who are interested.

1 comment:

  1. Love the pictures. Never was at Hannover but the pictures bring back memories of Germany.