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Contemporary soffit at Butcher’s Guildhall in Hildesheim

Contemporary soffit at the Butcher's Guildhall in Hildesheim, Germany

The most famous building at the market place of Hildesheim is probably the guildhall of the butchers (Knochenhaueramtshaus). It was destroyed in March 1945 and has been completely restored after 1986. I was surprised to see that some of the old soffits got contemporary paintings obviously influenced by the cruelty of World War II.

Today the building houses a restaurant and the municipal museum.