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(28) - Scheibenhard (F) - Scheibenhardt (D)

If you are invited to Scheibenhard(t) be careful: if the invitation states the place name with a simple "d", you are expected on the French side, if it's "dt" please go to the German side rather.

The river Lauter divides the village into a German northern part, and a French southside.
On the South side French is the official language and payment is made with French Francs, on the other side it's German language and German marks. The local dialect though on both sides is of Germanic origin.

   Scheibenhardt:

Arrival in German Scheibenhardt.

   Scheibenhardt:

place name board

   Scheibenhardt:

View to the French side.

  Scheibenhardt:

we leave Scheibenhardt, cross the river"Lauter" and end up in Scheibenhard again, but now without "t".

  Scheibenhard(t):

The bridge and the border with little abandonned customs house.

  Scheibenhard:

Arrival in French Scheibenhard.

 

   The river "Lauter" is the border between France and Germany.

(French board)

   Scheibenhard(t):

The river "Lauter" is the border between France and Germany.

   Scheibenhard(t):

View to the French side.

  Not in the middle of nowhere, but the border is in the very middle of the village.
  A borderland: French sign featuring German and French names.

BK October 2001

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