Freestanding Oven in Tucheim

Feldstraße, 39307 Genthin, OT Tucheim

The last freestanding oven in Tucheim was completely restored between September 2002 and October 2003 by a local Tucheim Society. The oven was part of a complex of ovens in a bake house shared by several local farmers who did not have ovens located on their farms. Bake houses could sometimes be shared by as many as 20 households, each with the right to use the shared ovens. The property on which the ovens were located belonged to each group of users who were also responsible for oven upkeep and maintenance. Normally a household would bake every 14 days. In September of each year, the Tucheim Society hosts a large town festival including baking demonstrations, cakes and coffee.