Wartburg Castle

The half-timbered house is a skeleton construction made of wood, in which the horizontal bracing is done by means of diagonally installed struts and the spaces in between are filled with a wooden mesh plastered with clay. The timber used was mostly round logs hewn into beams with a square cross-section. The timbers were connected without the use of nails or screws as far as possible. Half-timbered houses can still be found in many old German towns. But they do not always date back to the Middle Ages, because even today builders still and again opt for this traditional construction method.

Information about taking this photo

  • Camera: Sony a77 II
  • Focal length: 16mm
  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • ISO: 100
  • Taken: 8 January, 2022

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