Half-timbered Houses

In 1975, Ettlingen’s large-scale Altstadt urban renewal project  began. The magic word animating the efforts was Objektsanierung (“object  renewal”), which especially benefited the distinctive half-timbered houses (Fachwerkhäuser) so important to the city’s image. These buildings are representative of the construction methods and appearance of houses in the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Era.

Zwei restaurierte Fachwerkhäuser, davor Restaurantaußenbewirtung.
Fachwerkhaus mit Blumenkästen an den Fenstern und blühenden Rosenstrauch im Vordergrund

Translator: Chase Faucheux