Essential Architecture-  Hanseatic city of Greifswald

Markt 11

architect

 

location

Greifswald, northeastern Germany.

date

early years of the 15th century

style

Hanseatic Brick Gothic

construction

Brick

type

House
 
 
  Markt 11 is on the right
 
Contact:
Greifswald-Information
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the building:
The house with the number Markt 11, located on the eastern side of the market square, has probably been constructed in the early years of the 15th century and represents one of the best preserved and most richly decorated patrician façades in the whole of Northern Germany. The crow-stepped pilaster gable decorated with vertical bands of tracery and green-glazed bricks is generally considered to provide one of the best examples for medieval brick architecture in any of the old Hanseatic League towns. The overall neo-Gothic treatment of the gable façade ground floor was carried out in the course of alterations by the Greifswald municipal building director M. F. Becherer in 1856. The building itself contains many interesting architectural features, including the original side walls from the 13th century, the roof construction and the half-timbered rear gable from around 1700 as well as a monumental staircase with elaborate figural carving from about 1930.

links

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