Still in the heart of the city

Still in the heart of the city

Bernhard panzer for hertha and franz-josef lang it was a no-brainer: for the opening of the town’s tourist information office in the former store of their bakery, they "had" to an apple pie here. With their own recipe and from their own production. The lang couple did not miss the opportunity to give the new tenants a sublime welcome gift.

The current tenants received this gesture with joy and gratitude. "The bakery lang remains with the heart", said the head of city marketing, judith jochmann. This is also reflected in the coarse black-and-white photographs that have been mounted on the wall of the office and show the lang bakery in its ensemble on the main street. So the old-established traditional business lives on in the coming years, at least in the historical photos.

For as long as the project to build a new town hall continues, the town’s tourist information office will be located in the home of the lang family of bakers. Because of the new building, they had to move out of the castle courtyard. In contrast to the entire city hall administration, which has moved a few hundred meters to the west, the tourist information office will continue to be located in the center of the city. It opened its doors on monday at hauptstrabe 34, in the heart of the old town.

The tenants are of course particularly happy about this, as it means that they are still easily accessible for tourists and people from herzogenaurach and can act as a "switchboard" (event bureau) is an ideal venue for inner-city festivities and events.

According to a press release, the former lang bakery at hauptstrabe 34 meets all the requirements for an ideal location: "for guests of the city, the tourist information office in hauptstrabe is a central and highly visible point of contact. The same applies to herzogenaurach citizens, who have increasingly frequented the tourist information office in recent years, for example to find out about leisure activities or to buy tickets to events."

New home is a historic building: the core of the two-story hipped-roof building with elevator dormer and half-timbered upper floor (old house number 60) dates back to the second half of the 16th century. The house madonna from the 19th century. Century. The city marketing office informs about this in its press release, as well as about the history of the house as a bakery. "In 1769, councilman werner lang bought the house in the suburb with the right to bake, which had already been used as a bakery beforehand." since then it has been owned by the bakery family lang. In february 2015 the bakery closed, and the rooms remained empty for the time being.

But then there was the demand of the city. For franz-josef lang, the head of the bakery, who has always put his heart and soul into his job, this was the best solution. The current use of the building is a good solution for the family, for the people of herzogenaurach and for the city. For the couple, it was important that the tenants also felt comfortable. And this has obviously been a great success.

For judith jochmann, this is also a positive example of how to revitalize a vacancy and how a re-letting can work. In order to make this reuse possible, the lang family has had high-quality renovation and conversion work carried out, reports jochmann.

In addition to local and regional information materials, a selection of herzogenaurach souvenirs is available for sale and tickets can be purchased. It goes without saying that there will also be personal advice on all questions relating to herzogenaurach and the nurnberg metropolitan region, it says. The office is open from monday to friday from 10 a.M. To 4 p.M. And also on saturdays and sundays for various events.

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