Mitteleuropa, Niedersachsen - Reetdachdecken in Fintel

Central Europe, Lower Saxony - Reed Roof Thatching at Fintel

After a short depiction of the landscape the film shows the various processes of reed roof thatching: erection of the scaffolding, removing the damaged roof, cutting the bundles of reeds, laying and fastening the reed to the roof structure, covering the ridge with pieces of turf, smoothing and beating the newly covered places, dismantling the scaffold.