Travel Tuesday: shop

The sign above the entrance of this shop in the oldtown of Greetsiel says “Bauernladen”. Literally translated, this would be something like framers shop and proposes fresh product from a farm.

The sign beside the door says “Fischbrötchen”. That’s fish in a roll. Either herring (Matjes or sour pickled), kipper (i.e. mackerel, eel, sprats or more seldom along the coast trout) or even crabs.

In the back you can see some products for tourists to buy as souvenirs.

Take care!

 

Travel Tuesday: traditional houses in the North of Germany

In the states of northern Germany, we have a tradition to build houses with the roof made of water reed. (btw. this plant is called Reed, Schilf or Rohr in German)

Once, each house has had such a roof. Than, only the houses of poor people. Nowadays, the situation has changed: only the rich ones can afford such a roof. It lasts approximately 30 years and is a natural air-condition. It keeps the cold outside during winter and the heat outside during summer.

The houses in the image above, are vacation homes and quite new. But, there are still many privat houses around with this kind of roof, too.

Take care!