Journeymen from Germany visit Waiuku

 

 

The Post caught up this week with two carpenter journeyman from Germany, Henning and Luzi, who have being travelling around New Zealand for the past three months.
The journeyman years (Wanderjahre) refer to the tradition of setting out on travel for several years after completing apprenticeship as a craftsman. The tradition dates back to medieval times and is still alive in German-speaking countries and in France. In the British Isles the tradition is lost and only the title journeyman itself remains as a reminder of the custom of young men traveling throughout the country.

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