Brusttuch

The “Brusttuch” (Scarf House), built in 1521, is one of the most beautiful patrician houses in Goslar. Hardly any right angle can be found in this trapezoid-formed house. Consequently, the carpenter had to mobilize all his craftsmanship for the timber framework and the roof construction. A wood carver gave his fancy full play when decorating the upper storey timber framework.

A colourful conglomerate of figures from antique mythology and animals and figures with symbolism difficult to interpret today covers the surface. One figure, the “Butter Hannah”, has very nearly become an in-official town landmark: a maid churns butter with one hand while lifting her skirt above her buttocks with the other.

Today, this house is used as a hotel and restaurant. The unusual interior decoration conveys a medieval ambience.

Brusttuch
Brusttuch