Essential Architecture-  Hanseatic city of Stralsund

Wulflam House

architect

 

location

Stralsund, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, north-eastern Germany.

date

1358

style

Hanseatic Brick Gothic

construction

Brick

type

 
 
   
Contact:
Wulflamstuben: Alter Markt 5, 18439 Stralsund
Tel.: 03831 - 29 15 33
www.stralsundtourismus.de

Opening hours:
Mon-sat: 11.00-23.00

Guided Tours:
German, English (only at the ground- floor)

the building:
The most famous of Stralsund’s medieval gabled houses was built by the mayoral family Wulflam. Documented as having been constructed before 1358, it has two distinctive features: 1. the hall storey located above the vestibule, which is a very rare design element used for official entertaining, and, 2, the magnificent pilaster gable. With its polygonal columns, the alternation between glazed and unglazed brick, and the intricate ornamental forms, the gable is clearly related to the ornamental façade of the City Hall. It is evidence of the power consciousness of one of the leading council families of the time. Today the Wulflam House accommodates a restaurant with a fine view of the City Hall and St. Nicolas’ Church.

links

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