Landscape and environment 1450 up to 1500

Magnus II. planned shipping traffic on the Wallensteingraben in the 15th century Magnus II. planned shipping traffic on the Wallensteingraben in the 15th century

region Mecklenburg

Only churches, castles and representative houses in towns were covered with fired clay roof tiles. Most of the houses had straw roofs. The straw was gathered from icy lakes in winter and always grew back.

 

Stürmische Ostsee Stormy Baltic Sea -
Pomerania means “by the sea”

region Western Pomerania

Only churches, castles and representative houses in towns were covered with fired clay roof tiles. Most of the houses had thatched roofs made of straw or reeds. The straw was gathered from icy lakes in winter and always grew back.