“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Sommerhausen in Landkreis Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)

Rathaus / Town Hall

Erbaut 1557/58 - Built 1557-58

Rathaus / Town Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 26, 2019
1. Rathaus / Town Hall Marker
Vermutlich vom örtlichen Baumeister Conrad Leonhard errichtet

Sitzungssaal mit Holzverkleidung der Wande und alter Bestuhlung aus der Werkstatt Georg Brenk

Burgersaal mit beeindruckenden Balkendecke


(English translation:)

Presumably built by the local master builder, Conrad Leonhard. Meeting room with wood paneling; the walls and seating from the workshop of Georg Brenk. Citizen's hall with impressive beamed ceiling.
Erected by Markt Sommerhausen.
Location. 49° 42.321′ N, 10° 1.471′ E. Marker is in Sommerhausen, Bavaria, in Landkreis Würzburg. Marker is at the intersection of Hauptstraße and Rathausgaße on Hauptstraße. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Hauptstraße 15, Sommerhausen, Bavaria 97286, Germany. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bartholomäus Kirche / Church of Bartholomäus (within shouting distance of this marker); Franz Daniel Pastorius - The First German Settler in America (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Franz Daniel Pastorius Birthplace

Rathaus / Town Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 26, 2019
2. Rathaus / Town Hall and Marker
The marker is visible here between the two nearest arched doorways.
(about 90 meters away); Katharinen-Brunnen / Catherine's Fountain (about 120 meters away); Main Tor / Main Gate (about 120 meters away); Home of Friedrich von Deuster (approx. 10.4 kilometers away); The Bombing of Kitzingen (approx. 10.6 kilometers away); Die "Kitzinger Elle" / The "Kitzingen Foot" (approx. 10.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sommerhausen.
Also see . . .  Town Hall (Markt Sommerhausen). "The town centre is still surrounded by a largely intact town wall. Right in the middle the town hall is situated, built in 1558 and decorated with a step gable. Its arcades of pointed arches at the street façade used to be salesrooms in former times. Later they were bricked up and today accommodate the tourist office. The assembly hall in the upper floor is a simple but impressive room with deep window recesses and marquetry wall panels. The spacious hallway – also called “Bürgersaal” (‘Citizens’ Hall’) - is decorated with massive beams and a wooden-beamed ceiling. It is also used for wine tastings, receptions, and events." (Submitted on October 24, 2019.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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