Essential Architecture-  Lüneburg

Kaland House

architect

 

location

Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.

date

1481

style

Hanseatic Brick Gothic

construction

Brick

type

House
 
   
 
Kaland House

the building:

An establishment of the Kaland Brethren (Fratres Calendarii) was mentioned as early as 1455. The present building dates from about 1481. After dissolution of the confraternity in 1532, the building passed into the ownership of the city of Lüneburg and for centuries was the residence of the rector of the Johanneum. In layout and structure, the building resembles a Gothic hall house with a high hall on the groundfloor and a centrally located pointed arch entrance. surmounted by three niches. Two coats-of-arms, state and city, adorn the corners of the building under a glazed foliage frieze. The seven-part gable is richly ornamented with cable moulding. The front gable was reconstructed in 1896 on an old model.

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