Wayside crosses were erected as a mark of faith; they exhort godliness and also give assurance to wayfarers on their journeys. The cross with a neo-Gothic figure of Christ is from the Munich district of Berg am Laim. It was donated to the Open Air Museum and, in accordance with the tradition, erected along a path.
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.
District: München Municipality: Sauerlach Year of Construction: 1637/38 Type of Building:
By the early 20th century, the Müller farm's home comforts included
a smokeless kitchen (cf. no. 11 Zehentmaier) in which a tiled stove with its own heatable kettle replaced the open hearth. There was also running water, which started to make life easier from around 1915. Inhabitants also had access to electricity some time after that.