The Frauengasse

The Frauengasse

Here we enter a residential quarter, where the people live “within their own three walls”. For cost reasons, the poorest residents built their houses directly along the town wall (=fourth wall) and were happy with their small properties. In order to somewhat extend the floor space, they let the façade in the upper floors project a beam width. Under the plaster lies a simple latticework structure; filled boxes of wooden wickerwork. The same building construction can also be seen in the Münzgasse (beyond the southern town wall). Residences which, after successful redevelopment (and fitted with all of the comforts of a modern residence) are a beautiful place to live in the centre of town, were without a water supply, sewerage, electric lighting or reasonable heating possibilities anything but a cosy home. Completely in opposition to this stand the high and huge stone-built houses along the market place.

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