Hauptstraße 43

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Hauptstraße 43

A walk down Hauptraße through lower Müllheim is a walk back in time, past many old houses and farm buildings that were built before Germany itself (pre-dating Bismarck's unification of Germany in 1871).

A large, particularly well preserved historical farmstead from the early days of lower Müllheim, first built in 1746 (though with later additions) can be found at number 43.

The property is a U-shaped complex of accommodation, "Buchhus", and double-winged farm buildings, accessed via an arched gate with separate pedestrian entrance. The accommodation building features external staircase, two-storey loft, a vaulted cellar, and original period details (door mountings, stucco ceiling, etc.).

The "Buchhus" served into the 20th century as a place for washing, baking, distilling schnapps, pressing grapes for wine, and smoking meat and fish. Between 1906 and 1945 the property was used as a beer wholesaler, then until the 1990's as a working farm, and currently advertises pottery ("Topferei").

Next stop: retrace your steps back up to St Margaret's Chapel, then walk a further 700m in the company of ghosts along Hauptraße to the site of the Synagogue Memorial.

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Alamanicus is wandering his old Alemanni haunts, revisiting the places where once he used to drink, carouse, and beat up the odd Roman legionnaire or two. Things have moved on since his day, and the old Alemanni country now lies across south west Germany, French Alsace, and northern Switzerland. Cut through by the mighty Rhine, it is an area of great beauty, and a lot has happened there since Alamanicus last walked this land.


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