Essential Architecture-  Hanseatic city of Rostock

Cow Gate with Lagebusch Tower

architect

 

location

Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, north-eastern Germany

date

1262

style

Hanseatic Brick Gothic

construction

Brick

type

city gate
 
   
   
   
 opening hours:
only open for events

Entrance fees:
varies

the building:
First mentioned in the records in 1262, it is the oldest surviving city gate. Originally giving access to the city from the south, it was later used only for cattle, and later served as a dwelling. In the 1980s it was turned into a literature house. A squat, three storey brick building, it has a square ground plan. Above the ogival archway on the city side there are blind openings, and on the outer face an indented frieze, twin recesses, and embrasures. Adjoining the Cow Gate are the wall and fortified tower dating from 1577.

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