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Architecture of Germany

19 January 2010

1040 – Kaiserburg, Nuremberg, Bavaria

The cluster of buildings that forms the Kaiserburg is sited on the high ground in the north-east corner of the Aldstadt. The origins of the buildings go back to 1040 – when the...

20 April 2013

1237 – Bamberg Dom, Bamberg, Bavaria

A late Romanesque building with four grand towers. Originally founded in 1004 by the emperor Henry II, completed by 1012 and consecrated on May 6, 1012. It was later partially destroyed by fire...

19 January 2010

1280 – Nassauer Haus, Nuremberg, Bavaria

A fine residential building facings St Lorenz Kirche in central Nuremberg. Originally built as a fortified residence, previous occupiers have added to the building as the security aspect of the building became less...

30 January 2010

1290 – Nikolai Kirche, Frankfurt

Dedicated to St. Nikolai (Nicholas) patron saint of boatmen. The church was built in 1290 to replace the court chapel in the Saalhof. Extensive renovations in the mid 1400s gave the church its...

19 January 2010

1331 – Hellig Geist Spital, Nuremberg, Bavaria

In the centre of Nuremberg, alongside the river Pegnitz, is the Hospital of the Holy Spirit. Originally founded in 1332, the wing that spans the river was added between 1488 and 1527. The...

19 January 2010

1339 – St. Klarakirche, Nuremberg, Bavaria

This simple building was Nuremberg’s first church in a predominantly Gothic style. It is curiously sited with its small apse on the main street and the entrance to the side. The interior is...

13 January 2010

1370 – Townhall, Ulm, Baden Wurttemburg

The fine Gothic-Renaissance Ulm Town Hall of 1370 is decorated with brightly coloured frescos. Everything on this building has been decorated or is there for decorative effect from the figurative gargoyles, window surrounds,...

19 January 2010

1385 – Schöner Brunnen, Nuremberg, Bavaria

The Schöner Brunnen or “Beautiful Fountain” was erected around 1385 but was replaced by a replica in the early 20th century. It has a sixty-two foot spire set into an octagonal pool. The...

30 January 2010

1405 – Rathaus, Frankfurt

The main attraction of the Römerberg is the red sandstone Rathaus Römer – Frankfurt’s city hall since 1405 – with its Gothic stepped gables made of Frankfurt’s trademark red sandstone. The coronation of...

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