Oil and Coal Fired Stove Heating (Ofenheizung)

Where to find fuel for oil or coal fired heating in Germany...

Many older buildings in Germany still have stove heating (Ofenheizung) usually fired by briquettes and coal and useful for burning rubbish to decrease the amount of household waste generated. Rental properties with stove heating usually have lower rents. Coal is sold at a coal merchant, a builders' merchants (Baumarkt) and DIY shops. Some offer a regular delivery service although it can be bought in small quantities and transport by the homeowner/tenant themselves. Most of the older buildings with stove heating will have a cellar (Kellerraum) for storing fuel.