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This is the marketplace of the Hessian city Alsfeld with about 17000 inhabitants. Alsfeld first was mentioned in the year 1069 but it probably was a Carolingian foundation of the 9th century. Its municipal law was granted in 1222.

My picture shows - right hand - the famous town hall of Alsfeld, definitely one of the most beautiful Germany half timbered town halls. It was erected from 1512 to 1516. Its sandstone sub-construction was used as a market hall.

In the middle you can see the big municipal "Weinhaus" (wine-house) - a wine store-house with a counter. It - of course ;-) - is much more bigger than the town hall! It was built in 1538. It is overtopped by the church St. Walpurgis from the second half of the 13th century.
Between Weinhaus and town hall you can see a small half timbered house. It'S the oldest house of Alsfeld, built 1350! Under it there still are two barrel vaults from the time of Alsfeld's foundation.

At the visible corner of the Weinhaus there's a very special "attachment" ....
You can see it in the workshop.

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