Landscape and environment 1500 up to 1550

Rural well, <br> Schwerin-Mueß Rural well,
Schwerin-Mueß

region Mecklenburg

Water was drawn from lakes and wells. In the Hanseatic cities water pipelines from hollowed out tree trunks were built over large distances to ensure the supply of drinking water from central market wells. The demand for water was high in all towns due to the numerous breweries.

Windflüchter “Wind-deformed trees” (pines) on the west coast of the Darss

region Western Pomerania

Water was drawn from lakes and wells. In the Hanseatic cities water pipelines from hollowed out tree trunks were built over large distances to ensure the supply of drinking water from central market wells. The demand for water was high in all towns due to the numerous breweries.