Weissgerbergasse, Nürnberg

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    by balhannah Updated Jul 6, 2013

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    Weissgerbergasse is also known as Tanner's Lane, this is because leather making and tanning took place in this street in the Middle ages. It was here in these building's, animal skins of calves, sheep or goats was processed with the help of alum and salt, to make a fine, light-colored leather, which was dried in the nearby city wall.
    There are 22 historic, beautifully painted half-timbered artisan houses along this cobblestone street. I thought it was really attractive! Funny thing, I hardly met another tourist when walking it, yet it's considered the best preserved lane in Nuremberg’s old town and has the largest ensemble of old artisan houses in Nuremberg. I found heaps of Tourist's elsewhere!
    No Tanner's here today, now Cafe's, small boutiques and handicraft workshops.

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    Weißgerbergasse. In 'Tanners’...

    by Traub Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Weißgerbergasse. In 'Tanners’ Alley', some 20 historic houses which survived the war offer an impression of the former appearance of many old town streets. For the most part, they are characteristic craftsmen’s dwellings, narrow (often not more than two windows wide) and half-timbered.

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