The Journeyman years, or Wanderjahre – the German “Waltz”
The Journeymen have arrived in Amsterdam. I caught up with them on their way past
Carre’ near the Skinny bridge and spoke with them about their lives.
They are very interesting and unusual people, both men and women.
The journeyman years 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.
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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