The Coburg Riding Hall (Coburger Reiterhalle) is in the immediate vicinity of Ehrenburg Palace (Schloss Ehrenburg). It was built in 1852 according to the plans of master builder Georg Konrad Rothbart. The sculptural horse’s head in the tondo directly above the pointed arch portal was created by Theodor Behrens.
Right next to the buildings of the Francke Foundations I came across this fascinating architecture. It’s the headquarter of the German Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes). The purpose of this foundation is to promote and fund art and culture within the framework of federal responsibility.
In Rostock there are a lot of colourful gabled houses to see. It is big fun to walk through the streets and to count how many different gables you discover. Even this gable of a new built building next to the old city hall has something decorative to offer.
Detail of the Cranach House (Cranachhaus) located on the market place of Weimar. Lucas Cranach the Elder stayed here for the last period of his life in the years 1552/53. The Renaissce building was built in the years 1547/49.
The Freihaus of Christoph Weiß was built in the end of the 16th century. The Renaissance building is especially known for its window frames made of diamond-shaped bossages. More…
The Majolikahaus was built in 1898. The building was designed by Otto Wagner, the floral design at the façade was created by his student Alois Ludwig. The name of the house refers to the fact, that the façade is revetted with Maiolica ([ger.] = Majolika) elements.
The Hauptfeuerwache Mariahilf (Primary fire station Mariahilf) was built in the years 1912/14. The style is called Heimatstil, the windows are designed in the style of the Wiener Werkstätte. The building is protected as a historic monument.
Haus Wittgenstein, situated at the Kundmanngasse, was designed by architect Paul Engelmann and philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Originally it was the home of Ludwig’s sister Margaret Stonborough-Wittgenstein. Today it houses the cultural department of the Bulgarian Embassy. More…
This building was built in 1899/1901 for the company Portois & Fix by the architect Max Fabiani. The façade is decorated by tiles produced in the Hungarian porcelain manufacture Zsolnay. The pattern of the façade was designed by using tiles with two different shades of green.