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Lutherstadt Wittenberg in Wittenberg District, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
 

Cranach-Hof

 
 
Cranach-Hof Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
1. Cranach-Hof Marker Detail
Inscription.

Workshop on the Campus
The courtyard complex at Schlossstraße 1 is a place of art, culture and education.

Lucas Cranach the Elder acquired the property in 1518, which was described as the largest within the city walls, for use as his home and workshop. In 1540, he had the whole property renovated according to his own designs. The eastern side wind and the rear building to the south housed his famous painting workshop.

He also operated a pharmacy here. The property passed to Lucas Cranach the Younger in 1544. Around 1773, it was renovated in baroque style. The present form dates back to further modifications in 1872. Today, the Cranach courtyard complex is once again home to a painting school with artists' studios, workshops and the historic printing room. The workshop building was renovated in 2000, while the front building and parts of the eastern side wing were completed in 2009. The Cranach hostel is located here, next to the original pharmacy.
www.cranach-stiftung.de
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Werkstatt im Campus
Die Hofanlage der Schlossstraße 1 ist ein Ort der Kunst, Kultur und Bildung.

Im Jahre 1518 erwarb Lucas Cranach d. Ä. das Grundstück, das als Standort der größten Immobilie innerhalb der Stadtmauer beschrieben
Cranach-Hof Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
2. Cranach-Hof Marker
wird. Es dient ihm als Wohn- und Werkstatthaus. Um 1540 ließ der Maler Haus und Anwesen nach seinen Vorstellungen umbauen. Der östliche Seitenflügel und das südliche Quer-gebäude beherbergten die berühmte Malwerkstatt. Weiterhin betrieb er hier eine Apotheke. Ab 1544 besaß Lucas Cranach d. J. das Grundstück. In der Folge wurden die Gebäude um 1773 im Stil des Barocks umgestaltet. Die heutige Form erhielten die Gebäude bei einem Umbau im Jahre 1872.

Im Cranach-Hof sind heute wieder eine Malschule mit Künstlerwerkstätten, Hofateliers und die Historische Druckerstube zu finden. Die Sanierung des Werkstattgebäudes konnte 2000 erfolgen. Das Vorderhaus und Teile des östlichen Seitenflügels wurden im Jahr 2009 fertig gestellt. Dort befindet sich nun neben der ursprünglich ansässigen Apotheke auch die Cranach-Herberge.
www.cranach-stiftung.de
 
Erected 2010 by Campus Wittenberg. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Location. 51° 51.973′ N, 12° 38.552′ E. Marker is in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, in Wittenberg District. Marker is at the intersection of Schlossstraße and Elbstraße, on the left when traveling west on Schlossstraße. Click for map. Marker is near the southwest corner of the market square (marktplatz), at the entrance to the Cranach
Cranach-Hof and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
3. Cranach-Hof and Marker
House courtyard. Marker is at or near this postal address: Schlossstraße 1, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt 06886, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lucas Cranach (a few steps from this marker); 1556 Wittenberg Water System (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Müntzer (within shouting distance of this marker); Johann Schneidewin (within shouting distance of this marker); Christian Döring (within shouting distance of this marker); Nikolaus Ludwig, Graf v. Zinzendorf (within shouting distance of this marker); Philipp Melanchthon (within shouting distance of this marker); Mains Water Well on the Market Square (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Lutherstadt Wittenberg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lucas Cranach the Elder. (Submitted on October 26, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lucas Cranach the Elder. (Submitted on October 26, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Cranach Stiftung. (Submitted on October 26, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Campus Wittenberg. (Submitted on October 29, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Cranach-Hof Courtyard Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
4. Cranach-Hof Courtyard Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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