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Architecture of Germany

04 February 2014

1882 – Design for Reichstag, Berlin

Architect: Heinrich Freiherrn von Ferstel Though widely considered one of the better entries for the Reichstag, through a technical error Viennese architect Heinrich Freiherrn von Ferstel’s design for the Berlin Reichstag building received...

04 January 2014

1875 – Kaufhaus Schneider, Maximiliansplatz, Munich, Germany

Design for a department store in Munich. Destroyed.

11 November 2013

1873 – The Building Trade Schools, Stuttgart, Germany

Architect: Oberbaurath Joseph Von Egle This school was conceived to enable craftsmen to carry out their trades in the summer, and to further their education in the winter, when construction had to be...

07 May 2013

1480 – Sebalder Chörlein, Nuremberg, Bavaria

Chörlein are projections on the first floor of a house – Oriel windows. Before the Second World War, about 450 Chörlein adorned the houses of the city. The bombing destroyed 350 of them,...

01 May 2013

1890 – Railway Station, Zirndorf, Bavaria

Built in 1890, the year that the line from Fürth was completed. Architect unknown.

25 April 2013

1756 – Rathaus, Bamberg, Bavaria

Architect: J.M. Küchel Constructed on an island on the Obere Brücke, a bridge from completed in 1455, is the Rathaus or City Hall. Rebuilt on the site of an earlier building of 1386,...

25 April 2013

1617 – Michaelsberg Abbey, Bamberg, Bavaria

Architect: Leonhard Dientzenhofer, J.L. Dientzenhofer After its dissolution in 1803 the buildings were used for the almshouse Vereinigte Katharinen- und Elisabethen-Spital, which is still there as an old people’s home. The former abbey...

25 April 2013

1704 – Neue Residenz, Bamberg, Bavaria

Architect: J.L. Dientzenhofer The Neue Residenz, constructed between 1695-1704 by J.L. Dientzenhofer and considered his greatest work. Intended as a much larger palace for the prince-bishops, superceding the Alte Hofhaltung, the design shows...

25 April 2013

1576 – Alte Hofhaltung, Bamberg, Bavaria

The Alte Hofhaltung or Alte Residenz in Bamberg was built as the Bishop’s palace in 1571-76. Replaced by the Neue Residenz in 1704. The structure contains fragments of masonry from the great hall...

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