An den Fleischbänken


Foto: Herbert LiedelDuring the Middle Ages, there were meat stalls here where butchers sold their wares, assorted by kind. The hall-like shed which was set up in 1419 was replaced in 1570/71 by a new sandstone Meat Hall.

Every year during the Lenten season, the butchers drew lots for the right to use of the butcher stalls.

The archway topped by an ox served as entrance to the Fleischhaus. The Latin inscription reads: "All things have a source and a beginning, but here you see an ox who has never been a calf."

Destroyed in 1945, the Fleischhaus was later reconstructed on the surviving foundation walls as a municipal office building.