Uldgade is probably the most picturesque street of all the beautiful streets and alleys of Tønder. The street is paved with cobblestone, and the gable of the houses with the funny bay windows face the street. The reason for this was that the plots of land were long and narrow. Normally, the entrance and the living room faced the street, whereas the best and finest parlour faced the yard.
The artisans and people of humle means lived in Uldgade and the other streets of the town, whereas the important merchants had their far larger houses along the main street Storegade. Many of these fine houses were equipped with grand portals above the ingeniously ornamented doors.