Essential Architecture-  Hanseatic city of Stralsund

Museum House

architect

 

location

Stralsund, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, north-eastern Germany.

date

1320

style

Hanseatic Brick Gothic

construction

Brick

type

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

Opening hours:
Tue- Sun 10-17

Guided Tours:
German, English

Entrance fees:
Adults 3,00 Euro;
reduced 1,50 Euro

the building:
The building at 38 Mönchstraße with its simple gable is one of the oldest in the city. It was erected in 1320 as a merchant’s house. Surviving elements from the preceding structure go back to the years just after 1300. The two projections, which extend beyond the building line, bay windows referred to as “Utluchten,” date in their present form from the 18th century. After far-reaching restoration, the house is now used by the Cultural History Museum. Visitors can learn about the typical modes of construction of historical buildings in the city.

The restoration process connected with extraordinary effort was financed by the German Foundation for Monument Protection (www.denkmalschutz.de).

links

Special thanks to www.eurob.org
www.essential-architecture.com