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Volkach in Landkreis Kitzingen, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Bei einem Backofen / At the Baker's Oven

 
 
Bei einem Backofen / At the Baker's Oven Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 21, 2016
1. Bei einem Backofen / At the Baker's Oven Marker
Inscription.
Bäcker, Brot und Brötchen

Vor seinem Backofen steht der Bäcker Hans Bapl und „schießt" mit einer langen Holzschaufel Brot in den Ofen. Das Volkacher Salbuch enthält eine Bäckerordnung von 1415, in der die Her-stellung des Grundnahrungsmittels Brot genau geregelt ist. Über die Vorschriften wachten zwei Ratsherren und zwei Bäckermeister. Im Mittelalter lag der Brotbedarf meist viel höher als heute. Es wurden Roggen aber auch Gerste, Hafer, Rispenhirse, Dinkel, Emmer, Einkorn und Weizen verbacken.

[English translation:]

Baker, Bread and Rolls

In front of his oven stands the baker Hans Bapl, "shooting" bread into the oven with a long wooden peel. The Volkacher Salbuch contains a baker's ordinance from 1415, in which the production of bread is precisely regulated. Two city officers and two master bakers were in charge of the regulations. In the Middle Ages the bread regulations were mostly more stringent than they are today. Rye was the primary grain used in baking, but barley, oats, millet, spelt, emmer (wheat), einkorn wheat, and wheat were also used.
 
Erected 2006 by Museum Volkach.
 
Location. 49° 51.843′ N, 10° 13.63′ E. Marker is in Volkach
Bei einem Backofen / At the Baker's Oven Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 21, 2016
2. Bei einem Backofen / At the Baker's Oven Marker - Wide View
The marker is the one on the right, with the A Legal Process Driven by Human Blood marker on the reverse side.
, Bavaria, in Landkreis Kitzingen. Marker is at the intersection of Oberer Markt and Dimbacher Strasse, on the right when traveling north on Oberer Markt. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Volkach, Bavaria 97332, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Von Rechtswegen über das Menschenblut zu richten / A Legal Process Driven by Human Blood (a few steps from this marker); Peter Ochs, Metzler / Peter Ochs, the Butcher (a few steps from this marker); Und Davor ein Kapellchen und Almosenstock / And for that a Chapel and Begging Stick (a few steps from this marker); Peter Geist (a few steps from this marker); Pfarrkirche St. Bartholomäus / St. Bartholomew's Parish Church (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Dettelbach City Hall (approx. 8.4 kilometers away); Dettelbach Synagogue (approx. 8.4 kilometers away); The Bacchus Inn (approx. 8.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Volkach.
 
Regarding Bei einem Backofen / At the Baker's Oven. The Volkacher Salbuch is a tome of civic regulations and rights in the city of Volkach, published in 1504 by the city scribe, Niklas Brobst of Eiffelt. It is considered unique for the amount of detail and illustration that it provides concerning life in a late medieval small German city.
 
Also see . . .
Bei einem Backofen / At the Baker's Oven Marker image. Click for full size.
Illustration from the Volkacher Salbuch, written by Niklas Brobst, Folio 440v, circa 1500
3. Bei einem Backofen / At the Baker's Oven Marker
 Das Volkacher Salbuch - Eine Illustrierte Rechtsordnung - Der Bäcker (Stadt Volkach). (Submitted on December 20, 2016.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 20, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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