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You are in the mood for an insider tip? Take a short detour into the backyard of a timber-framed house. KWS Art Lounge (Tiedexer Str. 20 a).
Welcome to Einbeck beer barrel path. Good to have you walking on the tracks of our delicious beer!
From here, you are looking onto the north side of the street Tiedexer Straße and therefore the longest row of timber-framed buildings in our town! A lot of houses count with the striking archways that you have already seen at barrel 4 in front of the TownMuseum (StadtMuseum). The large, round-arched entrance gates were typical for town houses with gruit (brewing) rights in the 16th century. They had to be high and wide, because on brewing days the municipal brewing vessel was drawn on a carriage into the brewing hall. By the way: Every brewing process resulted in approximately 2,200 litres of beer.
The timber-framed houses that you can see were nearly all constructed within a couple of years after the devastating city fire in 1540. You can see that from the engraved years. The houses were, as it was common in the Gothic period, build in a mixture of post and storey construction method. The upper storey with a multi-storey frame was placed on a ground floor with upright posts. The high, multi-storey attics with numerous small roof dormers are also very special. Grains, malt and hop were stored here for brewing. The sacks could be pulled up in the back part of the brewing hall. The beer barrels were stored in the big vaulted cellars of the houses. Are you in the mood for more information and an insider tip? Just follow the QR code!
To the next barrel, continue straight ahead and walk on the rampart along the sections Bäckerwall (bakers’ rampart) to the so-called Krähengraben (crows’ trench). Enjoy a little stroll on our beautiful ramparts!