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Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Altes Rathaus / Old City Hall

 
 
Altes Rathaus / Old City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 25, 2019
1. Altes Rathaus / Old City Hall Marker
Inscription.  
15. Jahrhundert
1744-1756 von J. J. M. Küchel umgebaut
Fassadenmalerei von Johann Anwander 1755
Rokokobalkons und Wappenreliefs von
Jos. Bonaventura Mutschele

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(English translation:) Fifteenth Century. Rebuilt 1744-1756 by J.J. M. Kuechel. Facade painting 1755 by Johann Anwander. Rococo balconies and coats of arms of Jos. Bonaventure Mutschele.
 
Location. 49° 53.49′ N, 10° 53.219′ E. Marker is in Bamberg, Bavaria. Marker is on Obere Brücke. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bamberg, Bavaria 96047, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Claus Graf Stauffenberg (here, next to this marker); Bamberg's World War II Fallen and Missing (within shouting distance of this marker); Kaiserin Kunigund / Empress Kunigund (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Heller (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Bridge and City Hall on the Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Franziskanerkirch / Franciscan Church

Altes Rathaus / Old City Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 25, 2019
2. Altes Rathaus / Old City Hall and Marker
The marker is visible here to the right of the portal.
(about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Am Kranen / At the Cranes (about 120 meters away); The Old Tollhouse (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bamberg.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the east side of the city hall, on the right side of the portal that runs through the building from the Upper Bridge to the Altstadt.
 
Also see . . .
1. Altes Rathaus Bamberg (Architecture Revived). (Submitted on November 22, 2019.)
2. Altes Rathaus (Bamberg) (Wikipedia, in German). (Submitted on November 22, 2019.)
 
Categories. Government & Politics
 
<i>Lower bridge and rathhaus, Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany</i> image. Click for full size.
Detroit Photographic Co. (courtesy of the Library of Congress), circa 1905
3. Lower bridge and rathhaus, Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
"The Bamberg town hall was built around 1467 on the river Regnitz. Originally influenced by Gothic, the building received Baroque and Rococo touches from Johann Jakob Michael Küchel in 1756. Anwar Johann painted the murals on the exterior walls. Traditional German fachwerk juts out over the river....The building was placed on an artificial island, supposedly because the bishop didn’t want to relinquish any land. An armed conflict between the mayor and the bishop ended with an agreement that the citizens couldn’t rebuild their burned-down city hall on land...." - Architecture Revived
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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