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Architecture of Bavaria

19 January 2010

1622 – Rathaus, Nuremberg, Bavaria

Architect: Jakob Wolff 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...

13 January 2010

1652 – St Lorenz Basilika, Kempten, Bavaria

Architect: Michael Beer, Johann Serro Under the direction of the Prince Abbott Giel of Gielsberg, the St Lorenz Basilika was begun on 13 April 1652. Under the guidance of the masterbuilder Michael Beer...

13 January 2010

1663 – St. Magnus Kirche, Lenzfried, Kempten, Bavaria

A simple church exterior masks an elaborate Baroque interior. The design of the church is straightforward, a single nave, no aisles or transepts, leades to a narrow curved apse. The altars are very...

13 January 2010

1680 – Residenz, Kempten, Bavaria

The former abbot’s residence next to St Lorenz Basilika contains two courtyards, has a small tower at each corner and turns itself inwards on the city. This is probably due to the fact...

24 April 2013

1693 – St. Martin Kirche, Bamberg, Bavaria

Architect: J.L. Dientzenhofer Jesuit church constructed in the late 17th century. Fantastic Baroque interior with various side altars and the main alter contrasting with the largely white walls. The trompe d’oeil dome interior...

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...

19 January 2010

1718 – Egidienkirche, Nuremberg, Bavaria

Built after the fire that ravaged Nuremberg in 1696, the is the only surviving Baroque church in the city. The interior contains remains of the previous church on the site – some small...

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,...

13 January 2010

1802 – Zumsteinhaus, Kempten, Bavaria

Like other buildings in Kempten, this substantial bank now a local Museum features architectural detail that is painted onto the facade rather than being plaster stucco or carvings.