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In May, 2000, and in May, 2002, John and Eleanor Blankenbaker traveled to Germany and Austria to visit villages from which our Germanna ancestors immigrated.  This page contains photos taken in Freudenberg, Germany.
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(Photos of German and Austrian Villages, Copyright © 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 John BLANKENBAKER.)
(Photos of German and Austrian Villages Web Pages, Copyright © 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 George W. DURMAN.)


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Photos of Freudenberg, Germany


Freudenberg
Village
Freudenberg Village
(May, 2000)

Freudenberg, Germany. A very picturesque village of half-timbered homes. The construction of the homes was with bricks, to a height of about one meter [three feet]. On this low wall, timbers of oak were set. After the timbers were placed, loam, mixed with straw [shades of adobe], was used to fill the space between the timbers. After the loam had dried, the timbers were painted black or brown, and the surface of the loam were painted with soured milk and lime [whitewash]. This created a strong contrast between the dark timbers and the white intervals which makes a striking setting.


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Freudenberg Village
(Close Up)
Freudenberg Village
(May, 2000)

A closer view of the entire town.

(See John's Notes of Freudenberg's history, starting in the 16th Century, on Page 35, Notes Nr. 855, 856, and 859.)


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Freudenberg
Church
Freudenberg Church
(May, 2000)

The Freudenberg Church. Notice the unusual elements of design.


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Freudenberg
Statuary
Freudenberg Statuary
(May, 2000)

Almost every village in Germany has statuary, but the themes vary greatly. This is one of the statues in Freudenberg.


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Freudenberg
Street
Freudenberg Village
(May, 2000)

A street scene in Freudenberg. Notice the narrow cobblestone streets, and the total lack of lawns.


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(Photos of German and Austrian Villages, Copyright © 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 John BLANKENBAKER.)
(Photos of German and Austrian Villages Web Pages, Copyright © 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 George W. DURMAN.)
(While we allow downloading of these pictures for your enjoyment, and for personal genealogical uses, they are copyrighted material and commercial use of them is FORBIDDEN.)

(If you find errors on this page, please email me.)

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