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City Halls Gothic Landmarks

Gothic town hall in Stralsund

Gothic town hall in Stralsund, Germany

The old town hall on the Old Market Square dates back to 13th century. It is the landmark of the city and one of the most important secular buildings of North German Brick Gothic architecture. I was especially impressed by the huge show facade.

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Architecture Gothic

Bummerlhaus in Steyr

Bummerlhaus, a late gothic mansion in Steyr, Austria

The Bummerlhaus is a late gothic mansion in the city of Steyr. It is considered as one of the finest medieval secular buildings in Austria.

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Architecture Gothic

Collegium Maius in Erfurt

Gothic windows of the Collegium Maius in Erfurt, Germany

The Colleqium Maius was used as main building of the Universität of Erfurt in the years 1392-1816. The windows depicted above were built in 1511/13. Nowadays they are part of a reconstruction as the original building was destroyed at the end of World War II.

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Abbeys Gothic

The golden stove of Altenburg Abbey

Reconstruction of a Gothic tower stove in Altenburg Abbey

On my walk through the basement vaults of Altenburg Abbey I came across this reconstruction of a Gothic tower stove. While unearthing the old monastery the workers discovered 62 tiles showing Bible stories, saints, emblems and symbols. They were probably created in the years between 1480 and 1510.

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Architecture Gothic

Twin spiral staircase in Graz

Twin spiral stairs at Graz Castle, Austria

The twin spiral staircase of Graz is located at the former castle (Burg) of the city. In German it is generally known as Doppelwendeltreppe or Zwillingswendeltreppe. It was built around 1500.

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Architecture Gothic

Kornmesserhaus in Bruck/Mur

Kornmesserhaus in Bruck/Mur, Austria

The Kornmesserhaus is one of the most beautiful Gothic secular buildings of Austria. It was built around 1500.