Walking tour, stop 5

Lange Strasse 29

Lange Strasse 29

The house at Lange Strasse 29

The house at Lange Strasse 29

On the corner of Lange Strasse and Salzsiederstrasse, you will find Lange Strasse 29, a magnificent half-timbered house with eaves running parallel to the street front. It was built in 1779 by the long-established Krecke family of merchants and has been carefully restored.

The stunning arch above the gateway is particularly remarkable. To this day, it bears the inscription: ‘Johann Florens Krecke and Johanne Ottilia Barkhausen had this house built, anno 1779, 14 May’, ‘Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee, Ps. 33:22.’ To the left is the Krecke family’s emblem, an anchor; the Barkhausen family’s symbol of a birch can be seen to the right.