The Time frames on the topic:
Settlement structures

Maps and aerial photographs show the outline of the Altes Land even though no boundary lines are drawn there. The bed and ditch structures of the Hollerkolonie are still visible today. The ribbon farms and Deichhufendörfer follow this linear structure. Centres were formed around churches, bridges and ports.

The view in Mittelnkirchen clearly shows the linear settlement structure of the Hollerkolonisation. The line of the farms follows the lines of Lühe, dyke and way.

Almost all the time frames of the Hollerweg have overlapping topics. However, they are always assigned to only one topic. The topic, which becomes more vivid at this point, than elsewhere.

Time frames on the topic settlement structure:

• The church of Hollern

• Westerladekoper Minnerweg

• The Hogendiek Bridge

• Estebrügge

You may find also information about settlement structures at…

• The Harmshof

• The Museum Estebrügge

In the Middle Ages this was the only bridge across the Este river. Traders, skippers, craftsmen and inns settled down on each side of the bridge. A typical feature of the town centre is the dense construction of houses on the dyke.

The Gothic round tower of the St. Mauritius church in Hollern is the oldest building in the Altes Land.