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1622 – Rathaus, Nuremberg, Bavaria

Architect: Jakob Wolff

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Behind this Renaissance palazzo, is an older Gothic Rathaus built in 1332-40. As Nuremberg became wealthier and more important, it was felt that a new and grander Rathaus (Townhall) was needed. This building by Jakob Wolff was built between 1616 and 1622.

It feature three grand doorways decorated with heraldic motifs and on a truly grand scale. The building itself is quite austere at street level but as you look upwards, the corner towers, cornice and window surrounds grab the attention.