This part of the city partially survived during World War II. However, it burned several times in the Middle Ages. This is how the chronicles in Nuremberg describe the fire: an arc of flame and fire arose over the street, forcing everyone to step down to earth. Attempts to tear down burning houses failed because appliances broke or burned. Burning houses spread the fire. It spread from Bebenhuiser-Hof, through the Messger and Sufer guild pipes, northwest of the market, and in lower Messgergan with tailors guild pipes, baths houses, and Somiebe, over Ho-Berpital with a church, sheds, and barrels in Stutt and Grau. Kramers did everything possible to destroy what the fire feeds but in vain.