Grain House ( in Austria Schüttkasten ) were referred from the Middle Ages storage building for grain. Granary in mountain towns are referred to as mountain magazine.


In contrast to the used since prehistoric times beehive granaries made ​​of alumina, caves or other older granaries (oldest discovery in Jordan of about 9,500 before Christ ) it was in granaries to permanent buildings, the size of which could be very different depending on the storage volume. Larger memory were, for example, in castle or monastery complexes, at ports or within cities. Various designs have been developed with the aim to make the storage of grain as dry as possible and schädlingsarm, for example by increased above ground storage chamber ( as early as 1000 before Christ in China). Also, heat is stored grain detrimental because it encourages the growth of harmful bacteria. This was addressed among others by spreading the grain and regular turning. Today the grain old style houses are technically outdated, but were occasionally obtained from use in another function, often as a cultural institution or restaurant.


  • The former Museum of Folk Culture in Switzerland: Grain House ( Burgdorf )
  • The former grain house in Baden: Grain House ( Baden)
  • The former grain house in Bern: Grain House ( Bern )
  • The former grain house in Bremen: Grain House ( Bremen)
  • The former granary of the city of Erfurt: Kornhofspeicher
  • The former granary of the city of Freiburg im Breisgau: Grain House ( Freiburg im Breisgau)
  • The former granary of Schwäbisch Gmünd: Grain House ( Schwäbisch Gmünd )
  • The former grain house in Ulm: Grain House ( Ulm)
  • The former granary in Zurich City: Granary ( Zurich )
  • The Mauthalle in Nuremberg
  • The former granary in Kempten.