January 18, 2018

#FriFotos – Symbols

If you’ve traveled in Europe, I know you’ve seen the many Guild signs adorning the streets of most cities and villages.

Guild signs were traditionally a way for store owners to let the non-reading public know what kind of wares they sold.

While visiting Bamberg Germany you will most likely visit the Schlenkerla Brewery for some of their world famous Rauchbier (smoked beer). 

As you enter, you’ll see this beautiful Guild sign sitting out front.

Guild Sign Schlenkerla Brewery Bamberg Bavaria Germany

At the end of the sign, you see a six-pointed hexigram most of us call the Star of David. What you may not know is this symbol is actually a Brewing star!

So next time you see this symbol you might just be outside a brewery!

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  1. Thank you for the info on that symbol. I’ve never been to Germany so I learned that symbol when viewing this article on your blog

  2. I’ve only seen these in photos, Debbie, but I’d love to see them up close.
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