This house is known as Tinnen Marz Hof house and the name comes from the local butcher who used to work here, in the left part of the house. There is a nice story about how the people of the village still had this agreement in those times: if something happened to one of the domestic animals belonging to the members of the local community and had to be sacrificed, it was brought here; all the community would then buy a meat loaf to help diminish the financial loss of the owner of this animal. If there was still some meat left sharing, Tinnen Marz would send it to his friend, the butcher of Biertan, the nearby village.
This butcher had many children and was one of the richest people in the village, being also the owner of the local mill. His son Georg married the cousin of Johann Schaas and was the last in his family to live in this house; he used to keep a pub with “eine Spieluhr” here, so there was also music to be heard in the house. Read less
During communism, house 119 was used as an administrative building by the state farm. The manager of this farm, Mr. Ilies, organized a kindergarden here between 1968-1989. All the women in the village who worked at least 120 days per year in this farm could send her children to attend this kindergarden. The wooden floor one can see in the library room was assambled for the kindergarden.
Georg Mantsch, the owner of the pub, was working with the Romanian army and this is the reason why he was expropriated later that the other Saxon residents of Richis. In exchange he received a home in Agnita where he finally went, after living for a while in the lower part of the village. In the little house right in front used to live Katharina Mantsch, his sister. You need to picture that above the gate there was this mechanism that helped take the grane up to the attick.
Today, Richis 119 is what you would call a luxurious countryside house, with fine decorated interiors and attention for every detail. All the furniture and other objects in the house are original things one could find in a traditional Transylvanian house of the time, but bathrooms are up to date. A pleasant temperature is secured by the terracotta heaters and guarantees a good night sleep. You might want to spend quality time in the library and then go out and enjoy the garden. Anyway, house Richis 119 is a good place to stay in Transylvania, a place with history and attitude.
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