Gardens Palaces Renaissance

Neuhaus Palace in Paderborn

Garden side of Schloss Neuhaus, Paderborn

In Paderborn I visited a palace in the style of Weser Renaissance named Schloss Neuhaus. In 1994 a garden festival took place on the grounds of the palace (Schlosspark) so I had a nice walk along beautiful plantings which were still there.

Fountains Palaces Renaissance

Jindřichův Hradec in Bohemia

Well in Jindřichův Hradec, Czech Republic

In the Bohemian town of Jindřichův Hradec, a castle of the same name is located. Its former German name was Neuhaus (New House). The literal translation of the Czech name means Henry Castle. Worth seeing is the roundel from the year 1596, which is counted among the major works of the Bohemian Renaissance.

Gardens Palaces Renaissance

Kromsdorf Renaissance Palace

Garden of Kromsdorf Renaissance Palace in Thuringia, Germany

The excursion along the Ilm Valley Cycle Path (Ilmtal-Radweg) takes us to the garden of Kromsdorf Palace. At first, the Renaissance palace looks like many others. But his park is special. 64 stone busts adorn the garden wall. The exact assignment of the busts is controversial, which even increases the appeal of a walk.

Gates Renaissance

Red Castle in Weimar

Renaissance portal at the Red Castle (Rotes Schloss) of Weimar, Germany

On the way from the Duchess Anna Amalia Library to the market, I pass a Renaissance portal with a strikingly large number of coats of arms. The windows have colourful lines like fresh make-up. The gate belongs to the Red Castle (Rote Schloss), which was built in the years 1574/76 as a widow’s residence for Duchess Dorothea Susanne.

Architecture Renaissance

Cranach House in Weimar

Detail of the Cranach House (Cranachhaus) in Weimar, Germany

The Cranach House was built in the years 1547 to 1549 by the Renaissance master builder Nikolaus Gromann for the ducal chancellor Christian Brück. Its present name reminds of the presence of the painter Lucas Cranach the Elder, who spent his last months here.

Museums Palaces Renaissance

Dessau City Museum

Dessau City Museum in Dessau-Roßlau

The Johannbau, a wing of the former Residenzschloss Dessau, houses the Dessau City Museum (Museum für Stadtgeschichte). The edifice was built in the style of Early Renaissance and is a remain of the palace which was destroyed in World War II.

Renaissance Signs

House sign ‘Zum Stockfisch’

House sign 'Zum Stockfisch' (To the Stockfish) in Erfurt, Germany

This house sign is placed at a Renaissance building in Erfurt, generally known as the Haus zum Stockfisch (House to the Stockfish). Present-day this edifice houses the municipal museum of Erfurt.

Doors Renaissance

Renaissance portal in Stralsund

Renaissance portal in Stralsund, Germany

This Renaissance portal dating back to 1568 can be found at the address Jacobiturmstraße 32 in the city of Stralsund. The three terracotta panels are considered to be created in the workshop of the sculptor Statius von Düren.

Murals Renaissance

Renaissance fresco (1577) in Melk

Renaissance fresco (1577) at the Sonnberger Haus in Melk, Austria

Renaissance fresco dated with 1577 seen at a building in the old part of Melk.


Vogelsang mill in Poysdorf

Window front of the Vogelsang mill (Vogelsangmühle) in Poysdorf, Austria

Windowfront of the Vogelsang mill (Vogelsangmühle), a Renaissance building in Poysdorf. The building makes a sunken impression but actually it was the nearby street which has been raised in course of time.


Comthurhof in Erfurt

Renaissance windows and coat of arms at the 16th century Comthurhof in Erfurt

The Comthurhof was errected in 16th century in the style of Renaissance and was owned by the Teutonic Order. Today it houses flats and offices.

Museums Renaissance

Municipal museum of Erfurt

Municipal museum of Erfurt inside a 17th century Renaissance building in Thuringia, Germany

The municipal museum (Stadtmuseum) of Erfurt is placed inside a 17th century Renaissance building. The present-day function of the building is indicated by eleven red cubes showing the letters S T A D T M U S E U M. At the portal of the edifice there is a nice house sign featuring a stockfish.