Essential Architecture-  Hanseatic city of Stralsund

City Scales

architect

 

location

Stralsund, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, north-eastern Germany.

date

1279

style

Hanseatic Brick Gothic

construction

Brick

type

 
 
   
   
   
Contact:
Wasserstr. 68
18439 Stralsund
Tel.: 03831 - 29 38 32
www.stralsundtourismus.de

Opening hours:
Mon- Fri 13-18

the building:
The core of the City Scales building on the former Hafenmarkt, today part of the Wasserstraße, goes back to the Middle Ages. The City Scales provided official control of weights and measures. It was first mentioned in 1279. Today it is the last surviving example of its kind in the Baltic cities. After many alterations and severe war damage, the two-storey building was restored to its original state in 1991 and 1992. The City Scales now houses the municipal children’s library.

links

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