The Timber-framed Trail in Ruppichteroth
A journey through time into the history of the “wild man” and the Bergisch triad
The 11.5 kilometre loop trail on the timber-framed houses in the region demonstrates how the people around Ruppichteroth have lived for centuries.
Eight information boards along the way explain how the timber-framed walls are built of beams, rods and a mixture of lime and dung. The art of the carpenters to build stable constructions from beams is passed down from generation to generation. The fact that neither screws nor iron nails are used to do so may be as surprising as the ancient tradition of taking to the road with just a small bundle of possessions in the first year as an apprentice.