Cranach-Hof (HM1BP4)

Location: Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt 06886 Drome
Country: Germany
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N 51° 51.965', E 12° 38.617'

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Workshop on the Campus
The renovation of the Cranach-Hof was continued and completed as part of the International Building Exhibition Urban Redevelopment 2010.

Lucas Cranach the Elder acquired the property in 1512, along with a license to serve wine and the property at Markt 3. Lucas Cranach the Younger was born here in 1515. After selling and then acquiring the property again, Lucas Cranach the Elder leased it to the book printer Melchior Lotter. The building at the front was extended around 1522, with additional storeys added later. In 1560, Cranach's son-in-law ran a pharmacy here and built the courtyard buildings. Subsequent owners included the mayor Johann B. Thomae around 1771.

After spending many years in a state of disrepair, the building was rescued in 1989 by a civic action group, which evolved into the Cranach Foundation and is now based in the building. The town council later acquired the property. The front building was renovated in 1998, while work on the side and rear buildings was completed in 2007.


Werkstatt im Campus
Die Sanierung des Cranach-Hofes wurde im Rahmen der IBA Stadtumbau 2010 fortgesetzt und abgeschlossen.

Das Grundst?ck wurde zusammen mit einem Weinschankrecht und dem Markt 3 im Jahre 1512 von Lucas Cranach d. ?. erworben. 1515 wird hier Lucas Cranach d. J. geboren. Nach Verkauf und R?ckerwerb hat er das Grundst?ck an den Buchdrucker Melchior Lotter zur Nutzung ?berlassen. Bei unfangreichen Bauarbeiten entstand um 1522 die Erweiterung des Vorderhauses, welches sp?ter noch aufgestockt wurde. 1560 betrieb Cranachs Schwiegersohn, Caspar Pfreundt, hier eine Apotheke und errichtete die Hofgeb?ude. Nachfolgende Eigent?mer waren u. a. um 1771 der B?rgermeister Johann B. Thomae. Nach jahrelangem Verfall der Geb?ude entstand im Jahre 1989 eine B?rgerinitiative zu deren Rettung, aus der heute hier anssige Cranach-Stiftung hervorging. In der Folge erwarb die Stadt das Grundst?ck. 1998 konnte das Vorderhaus und bis 2007 das Seiten- und Hinterhaus saniert warden.
HM NumberHM1BP4
Marker Number8
Placed ByCampus Wittenberg
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 11:09pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)33U E 337761 N 5748768
Decimal Degrees51.86608333, 12.64361667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 51.965', E 12° 38.617'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 51' 57.90" N, 12° 38' 37.02" E
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Area Code(s)276
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4 Markt, Wittenberg Saxony-Anhalt 06886, DE
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