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Lutherstadt Wittenberg in Wittenberg District, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
 

Cranach-Hof

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

Workshop on the Campus
The renovation of the Cranach-Hof was continued and completed as part of the International Building Exhibition Urban Redevelopment 2010.

Lucas Cranach the Elder acquired the property in 1512, along with a license to serve wine and the property at Markt 3. Lucas Cranach the Younger was born here in 1515. After selling and then acquiring the property again, Lucas Cranach the Elder leased it to the book printer Melchior Lotter. The building at the front was extended around 1522, with additional storeys added later. In 1560, Cranach's son-in-law ran a pharmacy here and built the courtyard buildings. Subsequent owners included the mayor Johann B. Thomae around 1771.

After spending many years in a state of disrepair, the building was rescued in 1989 by a civic action group, which evolved into the Cranach Foundation and is now based in the building. The town council later acquired the property. The front building was renovated in 1998, while work on the side and rear buildings was completed in 2007.
www.cranach-stiftung.de

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Werkstatt im Campus
Die Sanierung des Cranach-Hofes wurde im Rahmen der IBA Stadtumbau 2010 fortgesetzt und abgeschlossen.

Das Grundstück wurde zusammen
Cranach-Hof and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
2. Cranach-Hof and Marker
mit einem Weinschankrecht und dem Markt 3 im Jahre 1512 von Lucas Cranach d. Ä. erworben. 1515 wird hier Lucas Cranach d. J. geboren. Nach Verkauf und Rückerwerb hat er das Grundstück an den Buchdrucker Melchior Lotter zur Nutzung überlassen. Bei unfangreichen Bauarbeiten entstand um 1522 die Erweiterung des Vorderhauses, welches später noch aufgestockt wurde. 1560 betrieb Cranachs Schwiegersohn, Caspar Pfreundt, hier eine Apotheke und errichtete die Hofgebäude. Nachfolgende Eigentümer waren u. a. um 1771 der Bürgermeister Johann B. Thomae. Nach jahrelangem Verfall der Gebäude entstand im Jahre 1989 eine Bürgerinitiative zu deren Rettung, aus der heute hier ansässige Cranach-Stiftung hervorging. In der Folge erwarb die Stadt das Grundstück. 1998 konnte das Vorderhaus und bis 2007 das Seiten- und Hinterhaus saniert warden.
www.cranach-stiftung.de
 
Erected by Campus Wittenberg. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Location. 51° 51.965′ N, 12° 38.617′ E. Marker is in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, in Wittenberg District. Marker is on Markt east of Elbstraße, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is along the south side of the Market Square (Marktplatz). Marker is at or near this postal address: Markt 4, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt 06886, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers.
Photos on Cranach-Hof Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
3. Photos on Cranach-Hof Marker
Left photo shows state of disrepair in 1989 at the time of the collapse of the DDR
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Beyer Courty (within shouting distance of this marker); Wittenberg's Water-Piping System (within shouting distance of this marker); Martin Luther (within shouting distance of this marker); Philipp Melanchthon (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucas Cranach (within shouting distance of this marker); Mains Water Well on the Market Square (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Cranach-Hof (within shouting distance of this marker); 1556 Wittenberg Water System (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Lutherstadt Wittenberg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lucas Cranach the Elder. (Submitted on November 1, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lucas Cranach the Elder. (Submitted on November 1, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Lucas Cranach the Younger. (Submitted on November 1, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Cranach-Stiftung. (Submitted on November 1, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Cranach-Hof Restoration Award Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
4. Cranach-Hof Restoration Award Markers
Cranach-Hof Sidewalk Inset Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
5. Cranach-Hof Sidewalk Inset Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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