Pictures of Germany

This blog shows pictures from my trips through Germany.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Typical German Houses




The picture that you see here is the type of typical houses that you see in old German towns. Usually only in the historic centers of smaller towns these types of houses still exist. They are called "Fachwerk". This picture was taken in Bonn - the old German capital. Usually these houses are very narrow, because the towns used to be protected by walls. So they had to be built very close to one another and with very narrow streets inbetween. Sometimes these houses are broader in the first and second floor than they are in the basement.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whow! Those houses are really beutiful. Are you sure, this is in Bonn? I have been to Bonn, but have't seen them.

5:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes it is. I've recently been there. Beautiful.

1:10 AM  

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