Facades II


 

A second shots of the historic facades in Schärding.

Schärding is a small town (less than 5000 inhabitants) in Upperaustria, located close to the Border to Bavaria. The area was already settled in the Neolithic, but today it is mostly known for its structures from the medieval ages and these middle class homes all around the city center designed in late-baroque style and built between the 16th and 19th century.

 

A speciality is the Inn-Salzach-Style (Inn and Salzach are two rivers around which this style is mostly found) – the houses were constructed to build a continuous ensemble, witht the facade covering the actual roof. So the top one or two “floors” are actually just a facade and the windows are fake. This created the illusion of more majestic and monumental houses.
Today some of these fake floors have been fully developed though to create more living space.

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