The Germanic Tribes
The germanic tribes moved into the area about 3.500 years ago,
coming from the east . They spread all over Europe and even up
to North America . The romans described them as tall, blue-eyed people with blond hair . They
were hunters, farmers and stock breeders : they planted barley , oats and flachs and kept horses , cattle , pigs , sheeps , goats , geese and chickens .
Germanic tribes could be very different from each other .
The Chat were a germanic tribe . They lived
basicly in the area near Fulda . The name of the
German Federal State "Hesse" is coming from Chat tribal names.The
Chat believed in gods, which were related to a sort of
Bild: A. Wieczorek/ H.-M. Hinz)