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Lintgasse

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Lintgasse is an alley (German: Gasse) in the Old town of Cologne, Germany between the two squares of Alter Markt and Fischmarkt. It is a pedestrian zone and only some 130 metres long, nevertheless famous for its medieval history. The Lintgasse was first mentioned in the 12th century as »in Lintgazzin«, which may have derived from basketmakers described, weaving fish baskets out of Linden tree barks. These craftsmen were called »Lindslizer«, meaning Linden splitter. During the Middle Ages, the area was also known as »platēa subri« or »platēa suberis«, meaning street of Quercus suber. Lintgasse 8 to 14 used to be homes of medieval knights as still can be seen by signs like »Zum Huynen«, »Zum Ritter« or »Zum Gir«. At Lintgasse 15 once stood the Parish of St. Brigiden, which became an elementary school during the 19th century. During this time, the Lintgasse was called »Stink-Linkgaß«, as the alley was unpopular for its poor air quality. Lintgasse 9 has a passage to the nearby Great St. Martin Church. On the corner of Alter Markt and Lintgasse stands the listed Gaffel-Haus »Zur Brezel«. The brewhouse is a 7-storey Dutch Renaissance townhouse, built in 1213 but substantially extended in 1580. The building was a significant place in the history of Cologne and only converted into a beer house in the late 19th century.
See also
List of streets in Cologne
References
Signon, Helmut (2006), Alle Straßen führen durch Köln, Greven Verlag, ISBN 3-7743-0379-7 Priebe, Ilona (2004), Kölner Straßennamen erzählen. Zwischen Schaafenstraße und Filzgraben, Bachem J.P. Verlag, ISBN 3-7616-1815-8
External links
http://www.gaffel-haus.de/...   ... (English)
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Nubbel in Köln
Nubbel in Köln
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The old Cologne
The old Cologne
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Altstadt Köln
Altstadt Köln
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Groß Sankt Martin zu Köln 17. September 2008
Groß Sankt Martin zu Köln 17. September 2008
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Köln, Lufthansa Gebäude mit Sonnenstern
Köln, Lufthansa Gebäude mit Sonnenstern
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Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
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Catedral de Colonia e iglesia de San Martín Grande desde el puente Deutzer
Catedral de Colonia e iglesia de San Martín Grande desde el puente Deutzer
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