16 November 2007

Details, Mark Gröningen



Mark Gröningen was first mentioned in the year 779. If you’re doing a timber-framed-architecture tour of Europe next summer, make this a place to visit.

The town hall

Buildings on the main square

The date in this inscription utilises Roman and Gothic numerals. DD (1000); the half-eight (4); the tipped seven (7); and 6: 1476. And above that, “O GOT GNAD VNS”: Lord have mercy upon us.

Rennovated window shutters throughout the town have been given anthropomorphic pegs to clamp them open during the day

Mark Gröningen at Wikipedia [German] and here [English]