100+ Years of Zeiss lens history shot in a 100+ Years old German General Store

From left to right: Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f2, Zeiss Distagon 40mm f2 , Carl Zeiss Sonnar 180mm f2.8 and Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f2.8. In addition, a Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f1.7 was used for imaging the old photographs and the watercolor drawing.

Except for a few super wide-angle photos with an approx. 20 year old Sigma 15-30mm full format -lens at 15mm all photos were taken with the Zeiss lenses shown above.

 

The most important at a glance about the 100+ years old grocery store

In Tegernau, in the district of Ebersberg, east of Munich in Germany, there has been a general store with a wide range of products and many regional products for over 100 years. Let’s take a closer look at this general store with some Carl Zeiss classic lenses from over 100 years of Zeiss lens history.

Phone: +49 8092 857231 (click on the phone number to call)

E-Mail: fink.ju@web.de (click on the address to send an email)

Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 7:00 am to 12:30 pm, additional Tuesday and Friday 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Address for your navigation system: Grafinger Straße 13, 83553 Frauenneuharting (click on the address to start the Google Maps route planning)

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This general store is now operated by the third generation of the Fink family and was registered as a business by Ottilie and Heinrich Fink on September 4, 1921. Click on the image to enlarge it.

Product range

The general store has a wide assortment:

  1. Food
    including milk and dairy products, fruit, vegetables, sausage, cheese, eggs, bakery products, sweets, beverages, spirits, canned food, frozen food, spices
  2. Drugstore items
    a.o. personal care articles, detergents, cleaning agents, garbage bags
  3. Pet supplies
    a.o. dog and cat food, cat litter
  4. Magazines and daily newspapers
    including over 40 different magazines, numerous children’s magazines, various daily newspapers
  5. Stationery
    e.g. pencils, pads, notebooks, folders, glue, painting and drawing supplies
  6. Haberdashery and stockings
  7. Stamps
  8. Snacks
    a.o. warm meatloaf, coffee-to-go

and much more.

 

Directions

The general store is located about 7km drive from Grafing towards Rott am Inn. The address for your navigation system is: Grafinger Straße 13, 83553 Frauenneuharting (click on the address to start route planning from Google Maps). There is usually plenty of parking space in front of the store.

The 100+ year old general store is located approx. 35km east of Munich, Germany.

 

Are you from USA, Canada, East Asia or Southeast Asia and planning a visit to Munich in Germany?

Are you from the USA, Canada, East Asia (e.g., Japan, China, Korea), Southeast Asia (e.g., Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia) or other similarly far-flung countries and would like to visit this 100+ year old general store in Germany, east of Munich? Get in contact here for some special visit arrangements: vip-visitor@swiss-1.ch

With a visit to this General store east of Munich, you can combine visits to interesting tourist attractions in Munich (approx. 38km), Wasserburg (approx. 20km) and Rosenheim (approx. 26km).

Photo gallery

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Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f2.8 classic lens on Sony a7ii digital camera
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Regional products from the store

The general store of the Fink family is characterized by a rich offer of regional products: 

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Photo gallery of some regional products from the general store “at the Taylor” in Germany east of Munich, district of Ebersberg

Regional product pork ham
Regional product pork ham
Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58mm f2 classic lens on Sony a6100 digital camera
Regional product pretzels
Regional product pretzels
Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f2.8 classic lens on Sony a7ii digital camera
Regional product eggs
Regional product eggs
Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f2.8 classic lens on Sony a7ii digital camera
Regional product cheese
Regional product cheese
Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f2.8 classic lens on Sony a7ii digital camera
Regional product pasta
Regional product pasta
Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f2.8 classic lens on Sony a7ii digital camera
Regional product coffee
Regional product coffee
Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f2.8 classic lens on Sony a7ii digital camera

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From Tegernau, the village of the 100+ years old Grocery store east of Munich in Germany, you have one of the best scenic views to the Alp mountains

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History of the more than 100 years old general store “at the Taylor” of the Fink family in Tegernau

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When the general store was registered as a business in 1921, there was already a men’s tailor store in the house. In the mid-1950s, the tailor store was abandoned and the store was enlarged and there were new storage rooms. Click on the image to enlarge it.

 

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Ottilie and Heinrich Fink founded the general store in 1921. Their son Josef Fink and his wife Maria continued to run this store until their old age. Click on the image to enlarge it.

 

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The house with the general store as a watercolor with the original colors of the house. Click on the image to enlarge it.

 

The Zeiss lenses used

USA Canada Japan Korea China Flektogon 35mm f2.8 Carl Zeiss Jena general store Munich Germany

Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f2.8 full frame lens from 1968, adapted on a Sony a7ii full frame digital camera. The popular collector’s lens, also known as “The Flek”, features high image quality, beautiful bokeh and a close focus distance of only 18cm to the sensor plane. Measured from the front of the lens, you can get as close as 7cm to objects and create macro shots up to a ratio of about 1:1.4 on an APS-C camera. Here you can find an informative video about the used Flektogon lens “The Flek” by Mark Holtze. 

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Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar T 58mm f2 full frame lens from 1953, adapted to a modern digital Sony a6100 APS-C camera. The legendary Zeiss lens is characterized by a very high image quality and a barrel-shaped rotating “Swirly Bokeh”. Due to the small APS-C sensor and the crop factor, this lens has the same angle of view on this camera as an approx. 90mm lens on a full-frame camera. Here you can find an informative video about the used Biotar lens by Mark Holtze. 

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Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f1.7 full frame lens from 1981, adapted to Sony a7ii digital camera as a repro lens for imaging the old photographs and watercolor drawing. The Zeiss Planar is a photographic lens designed by Paul Rudolph at Carl Zeiss in 1896.

 

Zeiss Batis Distagon 40mm vs. Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm — how much better is the modern lens than the classic lens?

 

Olympia Sonnar Carl Zeiss 180mm f2.8 lens Made in West- vs East-Germany, which is better?

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