Nuremberg White Gerber Street

Nuremberg White Gerber Street


Where leather was tanned in the Middle Ages

Here you can still imagine the Nuremberg of the Middle Ages: in Nuremberg’s Weißgerbergasse in the old town of Sebald. One of the best-preserved medieval streets leads from Weinmarkt to Maxplatz, with a total of 22 former craftsmen’s houses. The architecture of the buildings, most of which are half-timbered, and the narrow alley give a good insight into life in the Middle Ages. The street owes its name to the white tanners who used to live here and made leather from calf, sheep and goat skins. The construction of the old craftsmen’s houses indicates that the white tanners, who were also called leathermen or madmen, were very wealthy people.


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