“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)

Schürstab Mansion

Schürstabhaus - Mittelaltlicher Geschlechtersitz

Schürstab House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 17, 2012
1. Schürstab House Marker
[Marker text in German:]
Bis 1328 Unholder Ministeriale
1328-1478 Schürstab Patrizierfamilie
1406 Prägende Baugestaltung
durch Erhart d ä Schürstab
1482 Carl Schwerzer baulich Prägung
und Einbau der Hauskapelle
1508-1518 Anton Tetzel Losunger
1645-1791 Fetzer Ratskonsulenten
1943 Zerstörung des Daches
1997 Wiederaufbau u. Restaurierung

[Marker text translated into English, more or less:]
Until 1328 owners as "Unholder Ministeriale"
1328-1478 owned by patrician family Schürstab
1406 [converted to] distinctive design by Erhart Schürstab, the Elder
1482 structural form [the joining of two houses into one] and chapel construction by Carl Schwerzer
1508-1518 owned by Adam Tetzel, councilor
1645-1791 owned the Fetzer Family [council consultants]
1943 the roof is destroyed
1997 reconstruction and restoration

Location. 49° 27.343′ N, 11° 4.583′ E. Marker is in Nuremberg, Bavaria. Marker is on Albrecht Dürer Platz just from Sebalder Platz, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Albrecht Dürer Platz 4, Nuremberg, Bavaria 90403, Germany.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johann Phillip Palm (about 120 meters away, measured
Schürstab House - view from southwest image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 17, 2012
2. Schürstab House - view from southwest
The marker is visible here between the two doors on the south face of the building. Besides the two doors, evidence of the two houses being joined together to form the mansion can be seen by counting the number of rows of windows to the right and left of the two doors.
in a direct line); Leopold Einstein (about 150 meters away); Johann Neudörfer (about 180 meters away).
Also see . . .
1. Historisches Schürstabhaus - The Historic Schürstab Mansion. The Schürstab Mansion's webpage in German, with little history but with contact information for room rental or events. " Standing majestically over the St. Sebald church, it is considered one of the most important mansions in northern Bavaria from the Gothic period. Built in the years around 1270, it has had a long history. Its name derives from the Schürstab family that owned the house from 1328 to 1478." (Submitted on August 25, 2012.) 

2. Schürstabhaus - on the Historic Mile. The Schürstabhaus is on Nuremburg's Historic Mile, and the page for this stopping point reads: Up to its roof-ridge, the house is an imposing seven storeys high (and at the east end, eight!). From 1328 to 1470 it was owned by the wealthy Schürstab family (who endowed the finest stained-glass window in St. Sebald’s newly built choir in 1380). Obviously composed of two earlier houses, the building did not acquire its present form until 1482. At that time it was owned by a merchant. Later owners were city councilor (and traitor!) Anton Tetzel and, in the 17th century, the Fetzer family. Following years of neglect, the roof burned out in 1943. The house, however, survived the war. Recently restored (1995-97), the historic Schürstabhaus is an architectural monument of the highest order (Hypokulturstiftung award, 1998). (Submitted on August 25, 2012.) 
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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