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Germany 2018 - Celle

Gallery (35 images): Germany 2018 - Celle

The city of Celle is a quaint little town north-east of Hanover, with the old town centre full of Fachwerkhäuser. In the above photo, one can see construction that is quite typical in many places in Germany, houses or buildings that have upper floors that progressively extend beyond the lower floors. There were likely numerous different reasons why this was done, perhaps to maximize living space without crowding the streets below or to shelter the lower walls from inclement weather. Another theory I've heard, was that it was done to maximize space but also minimize property taxes since those were once based on just the area of the ground floor.

See: All Germany 2018 Galleries


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