Fürstenhof - Ducal Palace in Wismar

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Wismar, Germany
Fürstenhof - Ducal Palace in Wismar - Fürstenhof, portal
Fürstenhof - Ducal Palace in Wismar - Fürstenhof, back facade
Fürstenhof - Ducal Palace in Wismar - Fürstenhof, side wing
Fürstenhof - Ducal Palace in Wismar - Fürstenhof, street facade

Fürstenhof - Ducal Palace in Wismar Reviews

Kathrin_E Kathrin_E
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Fürstenhof - the Ducal Palace in Wismar Jun 27, 2009
The Ducal palace was the seat of the Dukes of Mecklenburg until 1648. The building has an L-shape. The western wing is the older, it was built in 1512-1513 and still shows gothic ‘curtain’ windows.

The northern wing was built in 1553-1555 and adopts the Italian renaissance, thus the ‘modern’ style of those times. Its facade is richly decorated with figures and ornaments in limestone and terracotta.

After Wismar became property of Sweden in 1648, the building became the seat of the highest Swedish law court for the North-German possessions. Nowadays it hosts the regional law court.

Directions: between Marienkirche steeple and Georgenkirche.
Fürstenhof, street facade
Fürstenhof, side wing
Fürstenhof, back facade
Fürstenhof, portal
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planxty says:
From the "street view" this place actually looks quite ordinary but your images of the interior show what a beautiful building it is.
Posted on: Mar 21, 2017
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