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Lutherstadt Wittenberg in Wittenberg District, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
 

The Beyer Courty

Der Beyerhof

 
 
The Beyer Courty Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
1. The Beyer Courty Marker
Top marker
Inscription.

In 1512, the Electoral Chancellor and Wittenberg mayor Christian Beyer built a two-story house here. Around the middle of the 16th Century, the summer courtyard garden which can be reached through the arched gate was created. A third story was added to the house in the second half of the 18th Century.

After the destruction of the eastern arcade during the Wars of Liberation against Napoleon around 1814, the southern and eastern wings were erected in their current form.

In a niche of the arcade is a sandstone relief of a "Fahnenjunker," Officer cadet senior grade, which depicts the Prince Elector Johann Friedrich as a knight in armor with a flag.

Today the garden is used for residential and business purposes.

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Im Jahre 1512 ließ der Kurfürstliche Kanzler und Bürgermeister Christian Beyer an dieser Stelle ein zweistöckiges Wohngebäude errichten. Um die Mitte des 16.Jahrhunderts entstand die Laubenhofanlage, die durch die rundbogige Tordurchfarht erreichbar ist.

Die Aufstockung des Hauses um ein 3. Obergeschoß erfolgte in der zweiten Hälfte des 18.Jahrhunderts.

Nach der Zerstörung der östlichen Arkadenfront des Hofes während der Befreiungskriege, wurde der südliche und der östliche Arkadenflügel um
The Beyer Courty Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
2. The Beyer Courty Marker
To left of closest doorway
1814 in der heutigen Form aufgebaut.

Heute wird die Hofanlage zu Wohn- und Geschäftszwecken genutzt.

Das Sandsteinrelief in einer Nische der Hofarkaden zeigt den Kurfürsten Johann Friedrich als Ritter im Harnisch mit Fahne auch "Fahnenritter" genannt.
 
Location. 51° 51.962′ N, 12° 38.638′ E. Marker is in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, in Wittenberg District. Marker is at the intersection of Markt and Collegienstraße, on the right when traveling east on Markt. Touch for map. Marker is near the southeast corner of the Market Square (Marktplatz). Marker is at or near this postal address: Markt 6, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt 06886, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wittenberg's Water-Piping System (here, next to this marker); Cranach-Hof (within shouting distance of this marker); Martin Luther (within shouting distance of this marker); Philipp Melanchthon (within shouting distance of this marker); Corpus Christi Chapel / Fronleichnamskapelle (within shouting distance of this marker); Mains Water Well on the Market Square (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Lucas Cranach (about 90 meters away); a different marker also named Cranach-Hof (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lutherstadt Wittenberg.
 
Also see . . .
The Beyer Courty (courtyard) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
3. The Beyer Courty (courtyard)
 Beyer Court, Wittenberg. (Submitted on November 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Beyer Courty image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
4. The Beyer Courty
Prince Elector Johann Friedrich relief
Prince Elector Johann Friedrich Relief Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
5. Prince Elector Johann Friedrich Relief Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 2, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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