Essential Architecture-  Hanseatic city of Rostock

Kröpelin Gate Rostock

architect

 

location

Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, north-eastern Germany

date

c. 13th cent.

style

Hanseatic Brick Gothic

construction

Brick

type

town gate
 
   
Opening hour:
10-18h except on Mondays

Entrance fees:
free

the building:
At the end of the Kröpeliner Straße stands the Kröpelin Gate, a western, 54-metre-high gate on the important trade route from Lübeck and Wismar. The two square lower storeys, topped by a double indented frieze, date from the end of the 13th century. The upper storeys from the 14th century are constructed of lighter brick. The tower is subdivided in the middle by a tracery frieze, and the city face is enlivened by large-scale tracery openings. In the 1960s it was converted into a museum.


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