Fürstenhof - Ducal Palace in Wismar
Fürstenhof - Ducal Palace in Wismar Reviews
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.
Part of the Mecklenburg 2009 travel blog
Part of the list Wismar
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