The first municipal department store as a construction of the municipal market administration for goods handling and customs clearance in Freiburg was built in the 14th century in the Schusterstraße.
From 1520, the current building was erected to Münsterplatz overlooking the Freiburg Minster north of the Old Department Store. The conclusion of the "New Department Store" is dated 1532.
The department store was later redesigned several times. In 1550 it was supplemented by a balcony, after the sieges of the city in 1714 and 1744 war damage had to be eliminated, in 1814 the facade was painted by Simon Göser. 1880/84, the building was remodeled according to the zeitgeschmack historicizing and provided with new dormer windows. In 1924/25, according to plans by city construction director Karl Gruber, the changes of 1884 were reversed and the department store was restored to its previous state, from 1987 to 1991 and 2000 the last extensive renovations were carried out.
From 1946 to 1947, the building was the venue of the Advisory Assembly Baden, from 1947 to 1951 served the historic department store as a parliament building of the state of Baden.
May 20, 2019
The historic department store is located in the heart of Freiburg, on the south side of the cathedral. It is an impressive building with a red facade and immediately catches the eye. The four arcades facing the cathedral and the late Gothic arched curtain windows as well as the bay towers on the right and left side of the building are also striking.
The attached sculptures and coats of arms represent the Emperor Maximilian I, King Philip the Handsome, Emperor Charles V and Emperor Ferdinand I.
he building was erected in the 14th century as the first municipal department store for the municipal market administration, goods handling and customs clearance.
Since then, the building has been rebuilt and expanded several times.
From 1947 to 1951 the new department store served as the parliament building of the state of South Baden.
The most important interior space is the Kaisersaal with its painted stucco ceiling. The building is furnished in the style of the 16th century. Today the historical rooms represent a unique setting for special events.
September 26, 2021
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