Essential Architecture-  Hanseatic city of Rostock

Krahnstöver

architect

 

location

Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, north-eastern Germany

date

 second half of the 15th century

style

Hanseatic Brick Gothic

construction

Brick

type

combined warehouse and dwelling
   
   
   
   
Opening hour:
11-22 h

Entrance fees:
free

the building:
First mentioned in the records in 1376, the combined warehouse and dwelling was given its present form in the second half of the 15th century. The mighty seven-axis corbie gable is surmounted by battlements, the central blind openings unite the upper storey windows of the residential apartments and the rows of hatches over four storeys. The low ground floor with its portal and bay windows was restored in about 1930. The adjoining narrow retirement house built of whitewashed brick is late Gothic. Inside there is a large hall with Baroque fittings and furnishings. Seat of the former liqueur manufacturer Kranstöver, now used as a restaurant.

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