The roof of the old inn has been stylishly refurbished in a mediaeval ambience.
Renovation of the inn "Gasthaus zum Riesen", Miltenberg am Main, Germany
Staib und Wiener, Würzburg
Cilly und Werner Jöst, Miltenberg
Andreas Hofmann, Eibelstadt
Beaver tiles from the beaver gallery, size 18 x 38 cm, 16 mm, thick, special order
Art on the roof, Miltenberg am Main © Wienerberger AG
The “Gasthaus Zum Riesen” in Miltenberg am Main is one of the oldest inns in Germany. First mentioned in 1158, it has played host to emperors and kings. Now, one of the roofs has been refurbished using very special beaver tiles from the Manufaktur range. When the severely run-down “Zum Riesen” inn was approved for demolition in 1970, architect Werner Jost and his wife “rescued” the famous building and subjected it to a programme of extensive refurbishment. Today, the former carriage hall houses an inn, while the Josts live on the upper floors. However, most of the historic hotel is still to be found on this site. The lively roof landscape of this complex, which dates back to 1590, and its different roofing materials, small canopies, oriels and little towers demand very special solutions that are especially suited for listed buildings. As not enough historic tiles were available for the new roof, Friedrich Staib from architect‘s office Staib und Wiener in Wurzburg ultimately chose the Manufaktur range from Koramic while searching for an adequate roofing material.