Housedoors with characteristic squared concentric releif in Franconia, Germany

houses of franconia and doors

Geometrical shapes in doors and window shutters contrast with the sobriety of the sandstone in the former wealthy houses of the “Metsieder” or honey brewers in Franconia.

Dunes in Frankonia, Germany

dunes of franconia and a slice of sand in the forest

unexpected of, a sand dune, a bubble of desert climate, stands in the midle of a central european forest otherwise dominated by pine trees and spruce in Franconia.

Houses of Franconia with high roofs and attics for the storage hops.

houses of franconia and attics of hops

Water supply could not be guaranteed in the past, what lead to ensure a supply of beer instead. Hence the storage of hops in the attics of the houses and the particular trait of the regional architecture in Franconia.