Backing House

Backing House,
17th century

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“Eigener Herd ist goldes wert!” is a popular German saying.

It means, “Owning a hearth or fireplace is worth more than gold.” This proverb might originate from the times when this 400 years-old building was erected; the Schwabsburg backing house – which Dr. Susanne Bräckelmann of Nierstein’s History Society explains to us:
There are only three of this type of bakery left in Rheinhessen. One of them is in Schwabsburg and it dates from the 17th century. At this time, people did not all have their own ovens at home. Instead you prepared your dough, your bread, your food and brought it to the bakery to bake or cook it there and brought it home again.

Today, in the age of microwave ovens, Thermomix and induction cookers, it is hard to imagine carrying your food through the streets to the bakery and back again. Well, if you're not getting pizza or kebab. But maybe it was even nice to meet at the bakery, and to have a look into the neighbors pots and to see what they are having for dinner today.
You’ll find the next stop of tour through Schwabsburg on the map on this website.

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Protestant Church

Backing House,
17th century

  • English
    • German
    • French
    • Dutch

“Eigener Herd ist goldes wert!” is a popular German saying.

It means, “Owning a hearth or fireplace is worth more than gold.” This proverb might originate from the times when this 400 years-old building was erected; the Schwabsburg backing house – which Dr. Susanne Bräckelmann of Nierstein’s History Society explains to us:
There are only three of this type of bakery left in Rheinhessen. One of them is in Schwabsburg and it dates from the 17th century. At this time, people did not all have their own ovens at home. Instead you prepared your dough, your bread, your food and brought it to the bakery to bake or cook it there and brought it home again.

Today, in the age of microwave ovens, Thermomix and induction cookers, it is hard to imagine carrying your food through the streets to the bakery and back again. Well, if you're not getting pizza or kebab. But maybe it was even nice to meet at the bakery, and to have a look into the neighbors pots and to see what they are having for dinner today.
You’ll find the next stop of tour through Schwabsburg on the map on this website.

Route to the next station:

Protestant Church

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