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006: Details of Fachwerk Style
Fachwerk – Timber Framing in English – is found in various countries around the world: From the Americas to Japan, from Norway to Italy. But most examples of Fachwerk is found in Germany, particularly in the lower regions, where stones – essential for house construction – were not that common. Instead, builders erected a wooden framework of large timbers that are fitted and joined together, with joints secured by large wooden pegs. The space between the beams was them filled by wattle and daub, or by bricks. In Germany, you can found fachwerk houses anywhere in the country. Also in Bernkastel-Kues. In this historic city, there are many historic houses with elements of fachwerk, which attract many tourists. The fachwerk in the picture has a filling that consists wattle and daub.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2010, 2017