Essential Architecture-  Hanseatic city of Stralsund

Former St. Nicolas’ Latin School

architect

 

location

Stralsund, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, north-eastern Germany.

date

14th century

style

Hanseatic Brick Gothic

construction

Brick

type

 
 
   
   
   
Contact:
Auf dem Nikolaikirchhof 1/2
18439 Stralsund
www.stralsundtourismus.de

the building:
Towards the middle of the 14th century, the long, narrow, two-storey brick building was erected southeast of St. Nicolas’ Church as part of the churchyard surround. It housed the sexton and St. Nicolas’ Latin School. In the Baltic region it is the most important example of this type of school to have survived, where merchants’ sons acquired the rudiments of trading skills. The valuable medieval structure was carefully restored in 1994/95. Particularly worth seeing is the northern narrow side of the building with the pilaster gable.Today the school hosts the vicarage and parish office.

links

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