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Nuremberg City Hall — Built In The 14th Century

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The oldest part of the Nuremberg City Hall complex is the great ceremonial hall (built from 1332 to 1340), which was at one time the largest secular hall north of the Alps.

In 1520, Albrecht Dürer and W. Pirckheimer established the iconography for the painting of the walls.

In the years 1616 till 1622, the Nuremberg City Hall was extended by Jakob Wolff. He accomplished his plans for a palazzo-like building. That's why it reflects the influence of the Italian Renaissance.

Nuremberg City Hall [Photo: Keichwa]
Nuremberg City Hall

In the façade, the regularity of the window zones contrasts with the three Baroque portals, the central one of which bears the imperial eagle and the city's two coats of arms.

In 1649, the end of the Thirty Year's War was celebrated here with a Peace Banquet. Beneath the great hall are dungeons which testify to the nature of medieval justice.

The entire complex was destroyed by bombs in 1945. Reconstruction took place from 1956 to 1962. You can see replicas of some of the medieval imperial regalia in the Ehrenhalle (ground floor).


What a fascinating building, hugh? Yes, Germany is ooooold ond historical throughout. cool Now, there's another historical building nearby, the Durer House...

Sincerely,

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