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Being an important trading point meant lots of horses and carriages arriving in Erfurt. The city had the right for stockpiling the goods for some days, so that everything could be counted, examined and properly taxed. During these days the horses had to be fed, of course. The people who took care of this were paid very well. Their houses and stables were close together in a street which is still called "Futterstrasse" - "feeding street", a sort of early service station or gas/petrol station. The feeders were quite rich and were able to have grand houses built for themselves and their families. In Futterstrasse you can still see some of these old houses.

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  • Written Dec 7, 2006
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