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City Halls Renaissance

City hall of Naumburg (Saale)

City hall of Naumburg (Saale), Germany

The Renaissance city hall of Naumburg (Saale) was built in the years 1517 – 1528.

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Baroque City Halls Gothic

City hall of Rostock

City hall of Rostock, Germany

The city hall of Rostock dating back to the 13th century is an interesting mixture of Brick Gothic and Baroque architecture. The Baroque porch was built in front of the Gothic wall in the beginning of the 18th century.

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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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New city hall of Ptuj, Slovenia

New city hall of Ptuj, SloveniaThe new city hall of Ptuj was built in the beginning of 20th century by architect Max Ferstel.

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City Halls Towers

City hall tower in Passau

City hall tower in Passau, GermanyThe tower of the city hall was erected between 1889 and 1892 by Heinrich Freiherr von Schmidt in neo-Gothic style.

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Council hall of Überlingen

Inside the council hall

Decoration at the city council hall of Überlingen, which hasn’t been altered since 1494. The hall is decorated with a cycle of limewood figures carved by master Jakob Ruß.

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Let’s talk about new town halls (#FriFotos)

Neues Rathaus in Hanover, Germany

The subject of today for #FriFotos is ‘new’. That reminds me of a phenomenon I came across on my city walks for several times: The guide-book told me ‘this’ is the ‘new’ town hall of the place but actually the building looked pretty old-fashioned. For example have a look at the Neue Rathaus von Hannover (New town hall of Hanover) depicted above which was opened in 1913.

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Town hall of Bonn, Germany

Town hall of Bonn, Germany

Unfortunately it was pretty rainy during my visit in Bonn. I got a nice photo of the town hall though. Many years ago I watched a ‘Rathaussturm’ here. Have you already heard about this carnival tradition? At the end of the carnival period the carnival revellers supported by a female guard ‘take over the power’ at the town hall for a few days.

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Town hall of Retz

Town hall of Retz, Austria

The very special town hall of Retz: Originally built as a church it turned into the office of the mayor after some war destruction. The most interesting detail is beneath the town hall: A huge wine cellar system named Retzer Erlebniskeller!

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New city hall of Hanover, Germany

Neues Rathaus in Hanover, Germany

The castle-like New City Hall (Neues Rathaus) of Hanover (Hannover) was built during the era of Wilhelm II in eclectic style. It was opened in 1913. The observation deck in the dome is accessible via a remarkable elevator.

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Old city hall of Bamberg, Germany

Old city hall of Bamberg, Germany

The old city hall (Altes Rathaus) of Bamberg was first mentioned in 1387. It is famous for its special location in the middle of the Regnitz River and for the fine painted façade made by Johann Anwender. More…