Mölln: Altes Rathaus

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  • Siegfried LG

    The old town hall of the city Mölln was built from 1373 in the style of brick Gothic. In addition to the Lübeck town hall, it is the only gothic town hall in Schleswig-Holstein.The building of the town hall comes mainly from the second half of the 14th century and was built at the time when the city Mölln had already been pledged by Duke Albrecht V of Saxe-Lauenburg in 1359 for lack of money to the Hanseatic city of Lübeck. The town hall was burnt down with the whole city 1409 by the duke Erich IV. Of Saxonia Lauenburg and then rebuilt with the help Lübeck. The architectural style and the execution therefore show the strong Lübeck influence and the participation of Mölln in the wealth, which came through the trade connection between Lüneburg and Lübeck on the Old Salt Road and the rivers Stecknitz and Delvenau in the city. The building is listed as a Traufhaus with two storeys. On the north and south side there are gothic style gables with pointed arched ceilings. The north gable from 1373 is a bit richer than the south gable. In particular, the black-glazed brick has been preserved on the north gable, which in Lübeck indicates the importance and proximity of a building. The south gable, on the other hand, was reformed neo-Gothic during a renovation in 1896. Towards the market in 1475 an open porch was added, which contains the court arbor. This porch is blinded to the market with a gothic stepped gable, in front of which the large outside staircase leads to the higher churchyard of the dominating Nicolaikirche.The historic Möllner Town Hall is now used as a city museum and operated together with the Eulenspiegel Museum in one of the historic half-timbered houses on the other side of the market. The Ratskeller with its Gothic vaults is leased as a restaurant.Source:

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    • August 24, 2017

  • JR56

    The Historic Town Hall of 1373 unites history and stories. Today, it is a museum used as a house in the mirror of the times.The elaborately restored building serves primarily as a museum, but also the highest political body, the city council meets here occasionally. And finally, there's been a wedding room in this beautiful building for several years now.Under the museum is the traditional restaurant "Historischer Ratskeller" an attractive restaurant with its summer terrace.

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    • March 21, 2019

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Location: Mölln, Herzogtum Lauenburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany


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