Eine einmalige Konstruktion mit vielen offenen Fragen
We can’t make proofed statements yet, we can’t say why the Upper Lusatian half-timbered house was developed, nor how many houses of this type do exist nowadays.
But one thing is for certain: This folk architecture represents, concerning its concentration and frequency, a unique landscape in Europe.
The history of origin of the Upper Lusatian half-timbered house has many unsolved questions: Why was this construction developed in the very place of Upper Lusatia? Why remained it limited to Upper Lusatia and its neighbouring regions? There are several theories but none of them has yet been proofed.
We can only estimate the number of today’s Upper Lusatian half-timbered houses and those numbers vary. It is said that there are still about 20.000 Upper Lusatian half-timbered houses in our region. At present, the Upper Lusatian half-timbered houses are being mapped in many regions so that we could have reliable figures soon. Further information can be found in the category Today’s Upper Lusatian half-timbered house. Today (JG)
Architect and committed monument conservator Irmgard Cieslak records untenanted Upper Lusatian half-timbered houses in the administrative district of Löbau-Zittau.(JG)