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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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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.

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Gardens Palaces Renaissance

Kromsdorf Renaissance Palace in Thuringia

Kromsdorf Renaissance Palace in Thuringia

On our bike tour from Weimar to Wielandgut in Oßmannstedt, we pass the Renaissance palace Kromsdorf. Curious, we turn into the garden of the palace. Around 60 stone busts look at us. What might be the meaning of these busts?

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Architecture Renaissance

Cranach House in Weimar

Detail of the Cranach House in Weimar, Germany

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.

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Architecture Renaissance

Freihaus of Christoph Weiß in Wels

Freihaus of Christoph Weiß in Wels, Austria

The Freihaus of Christoph Weiß was built at the end of the 16th century. The Renaissance building is especially known for its window frames made of diamond-shaped bossages.

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Palaces Renaissance

Tower of Renaissance palace Schallaburg

Tower of Renaissance palace Schallaburg, Austria

The lovely tower of Schallaburg, a Renaissance palace in Lower Austria (Niederösterreich).

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Palaces Renaissance

Man with nacked bottom at Schallaburg Castle

View at the sculpture with the naked bottom

Peculiar details seen at Schallaburg Castle (Schallaburg) in Schollach, Austria. A sculpture of a man is showing his bottom. Such sculptures were meant as defense against harm and evil spirits More…

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Renaissance

Water tower in Wels

Frontside of the water tower in Wels, Austria

This water tower in Wels was built in 1577/1579 by Wolfgang Khranlachner. Inside the tower, there is a pump designed by the watchmaker Clement Rench. The colourful façade painting was done by the artist Niclas Linkh.

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Renaissance

Hoffmannsches Freihaus in Wels

Hoffmannsches Freihaus in Wels, Austria

This building generally known as ‘Hoffmannsches Freihaus’ or ‘Haus der Salome Alt’ was first mentioned in 1464. The name Freihaus (‘Free House’) refers to the fact that the residents of this building were outside the jurisdiction of the city court and were exempt from municipal taxes. More…