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Architecture of Germany

28 January 2010

1818 – Neue Wache, Berlin

Architect: Karl Friedrich Schinkel This was the first of Schinkel’s great works and was completed shortly after he was appointed a senior advisor to the king. A sternly classical building, the guardhouse (Neue...

28 January 2010

1828 – Altes Museum, Berlin

Architect: Karl Friedrich Schinkel A monumental collonade of Ionic columns creates the facade of this prominent museum that was built opposite the king’s palace. This created a fine public garden with the palace,...

13 January 2010

1832 – Hohenschwangau, Bavaria

Architects: Domenico Quaglio, George Friedrich Ziebland, Joseph Daniel Ohlmüller A fortified castle stood on this site from the middle ages but was destroyed during the Tyrolean War. In 1832, the heir to the...

30 January 2010

1833 – Paulskirche, Frankfurt

Started in 1786 but not finished until 1833 because of war with France, Paulskirche is no longer a church. It was the site of the first German National Assembly in 1848 and it...

18 April 2013

1845 – Rathaus, Fürth, Bavaria

Architect: Georg Friedrich Christian Bürklein & Eduard Bürklein Constructed inin 1840-50 by Georg Friedrich Christian Bürklein with the help of Eduard Bürklein, both students of Friedrich von Gärtner. The 55metre Italianate tower is...

29 January 2010

1846 – St Matthauskirche, Berlin

Architect: Friedrich August Stüler Surrounded by the modern buildings of the Kulturforum, St Matthauskirche escaped the wholesale demolition of the area by Albert Speer as he pursued his plan for Germania. It was...

25 June 2010

1863 – Wallraff-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany

This edifice illustrated was erected at the cost of Herr Richartz, a private citizen of Cologne, Germany, to receive the works of art given to that city by Professor Wallraff. It stands in...

29 January 2010

1866 – Neue Synagogue, Berlin

Architects: Eduard Knoblauch, Friedrich August Stüler Once the largest synagogue in Europe, the ornate Neue Synagogue survived Kristallnacht in 1938 due to the vigilence of a guard. It was badly damaged by bombs...

29 January 2010

1869 – Rathaus, Berlin

Architect: Hermann Friedrich Waesemann The beautiful City Hall of Berlin is a fabulous brick structure whose beauty would lie in the repetition of elements if it not for the wonderful tower.The building is...