Stop No. 07Jugenstil houses at Luitpoldstraße
Even the smallest of spaces, which is often as large as two to three parking spaces, may be suitable to create “the happiness of coming home” (Quote by Dieter Wieland).
If cleverly arranged, small tree, some hedges, flower-borders, or even tub plants are able to brighten up the front yard of every home. Their color, fragrance, movement, light, and shadow can create a little piece of heaven within the built-up and crowded towns of today.
Our small gardens have more secrets than what lies behind The Great Wall of China (Antoine des Saint-Exupery)
Our tip: You can perk up the outer appearance of the house when you leave a small space at the foot of it, so that you can grow different kinds of plants there. Wolfsbanes, larkspurs, suncups, mallows, and creepers can beautify the facades. Cranesbills, Lady’s mantles, and other annuals contribute to make the surface look larger than it really is. Futhermore, bulb flowers can prolong the blooming season.
The ecological significance of these small spaces should not be underestimated as well. They have a positive effect on both built-up areas and on the thus improved living space of birds and microorganisms such as butterflies, bees, and hoverflies.
At Luitpoldstraße 13 stands one of Weiden’s most beautiful Jugendstil houses. In was built in 1907 by the conductor in His Majesty’s service Michael Zeitler and designed by the architectural draftsman Michael Hirmer. Three years later, a balcony was added on near the gable pediment.
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