11 Farmhouse from Sauerlach
House name "Zehentmaier"
Time of presentation: ca. 1700 (reconstructed)
The house name Zehentmaier is a family name and was transferred to the farmstead by a previous farmer. The history of the building is directly linked to a major European event. During the Thirty Years’ War, Swedish soldiers set multiple buildings on fire in Sauerlach, including the building which previously stood on the site of the farm.
Did you know?
The Zehentmaier building is a" fire-house", which means that it does not have a chimney, but a smoke louvre. This ventilation shaft allowed the smoke to escape the building via the upper level. There is a wattle and clay spark arrester known as a “Kutte” above the hearth. This type of “fire-house”, in which there was an open-hearth fire for cooking, persisted in southern Upper Bavaria until the 18th century.