"WEBERBERG [WEAVER'S QUARTER]" Biberach an der Riß Things to Do Tip by balhannah

Biberach an der Riß Things to Do: 9 reviews and 20 photos

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  • Werberberg - Biberach an der Riß
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  • Werberberg - Biberach an der Riß
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After seeing the garden and Tower, I then walked through the arch in the Old Town Wall, and into the historic Weaver's Quarter. This area is also know as the "Artist's" area.

House's here are quite old, with the one in my 1st photo being built in 1421. Inside, there is a small Pot Museum. Across the street, is an even older House that dates back to 1351!
Evidently, the Weaver's worked in the basement's, in the cold and damp of these home's.

It was hard to imagine back to 1500, when there were 400 looms here making Fustian, a blend of cotton and linen. From Biberach Fustian, bedding and mattress fabrics, towels, coats, trousers, skirts, and blouses were made.
This town owed its prosperity to the weaver's, and it was one of the last medieval guild settlements in Deutschland.
It was an interesting area to walk around, an more to see than what I did.

Address: Engelgasse
Website: http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dbiberach%2Ban%2Bder%2Briss%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D865%26prmd%3Dimv

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  • Written Oct 26, 2011
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