Re: Re: ‘Dutch Billys’

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johnglas: Apparently as a key German port, Lubeck was hit early in the war in 1942, which was before the RAF had perfected obliteration from the air, so a surprising amount of it was undamaged.

Having said that, you’ve hit the nail on the head in the matter of German funding for the care of their architectural heritage. Oddly they seem to see their old houses as an asset rather than a burden!

They have an agency called the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt http://Deutsche Bundesstiftung which assists the funding of the restoration of ‘cultural assets’, among other environmental and cultural projects.

Around the corner from the Koberg, there’s a fine example of one of Lubeck’s more ‘Dutch’ gabled houses receiving some TLC from the DBU, as we speak.

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