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Architecture of Germany

19 January 2010

1502 – Mauthalle, Nuremberg, Bavaria

Architect: Hans Beheim In times of war or siege, walled cities needed food supplies. This was one of seven large granaries in the Aldstadt in Nuremberg. It also housed the city’s municipal scales...

30 January 2010

1509 – Liebfrauenkirche, Frankfurt

The Liebfrauenkirche (Church of our Lady) was donated by Wigel von Wanebach in the second decade of the 14th century. The original tiny building was enlarged early in the 15th century. The roof...

13 January 2010

1545 – Münster, Ulm, Baden Wurttemburg

The magnificent early Gothic cathedral, capable of containing 30,000 people was begun in 1377, and carried on at intervals till 1545. During this period, work was undertaken by some of the greatest builders...

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...

23 March 2013

1596 – Fembo House City Museum, Nuremberg, Bavaria

Constructed between 1591 and 1596, Nuremberg’s only surviving large late Renaissance merchant’s house has been serving as a municipal museum since 1953. It offers an insight into the life of a wealthy Nuremberg...

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...

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...