The only remains of the city’s Neustadt, which were spared during the bombing on March 22, 1945, can be found in the Kesslerstraße. With its half-timbered houses, the street runs from east to west and lies close to the Kehrwiederwall. In 1309 it was mentioned for the first time, as ‘street of tinkers’ and in 1315 it became known as ‘Ketelerstrate’.
Most houses are moderate Gothic buildings, which is due to having been built by the predominantly poor population. If the buildings have been altered later on, one can still witness the changes.
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Kesslerstraße Hildesheim, Foto © Sandra Sancelean, 2015