Dickmann House Museum in Geseke, Germany

Fireplace in entrance hall, May 2008

Close-up of fireplace used for cooking, May 2008

Water pump in entrance hall, May 2008

Note the stone sink in the center of the photo above. Another stone sink is on the floor under the water pump. I was told that this was used as a foot bath. The Dickmann House was on the Hellweg which was a dirt road covered with decomposed granite in the 17th century, so travelers needed a foot bath before going to the living quarters upstairs. Note the expensive tile floor shown in these photos. The Dickmann House was the home of a wealthy merchant.



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