If you are walking through Einbeck’s narrow streets and across Market Square, they immediately catch your eye: Our beautiful timber-framed houses, richly decorated with coloured wood carvings. 700-years of beer brewing traditionin our city are also still present on the houses' façades.
Probably the most impressive timber-framed houses of our town are originated in the Renaissance period and were built after the huge city fires in 1540 and 1549. Due to further fires in the 17th and 19th century, today we still count with approx. 150 of these mighty buildings in our Old Town. The consequences of the fires can still be seen on different timber-framed constructions, e.g. on Market Square where houses from the 16th to the 20th century can be found closely side by side. The Old Town Hall, the Brodhaus and the Town Pharmacy (Rats-Apotheke) were rebuilt in the middle of the 16th century, and on the southern side of Market Square various three-storied timber-framed buildings were constructed after a fire in 1832. The Stone House (Steinerne Haus) was rebuilt in 1923.
Just imagine: The Brodhaus is supposed to be one of the oldest inns in Lower Saxony! Built in 1552, it was Einbeck’s bakers’ guildhall and an inn at the same time, and even today you may still enjoy freshly draught Einbecker beer here.