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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    A late-Gothic 14th century patrician house, which today houses the tourist information office. The origin of the name is unknown. It might refer to a synagogue which was mentioned in a document written in 1385, as the house stands at the corner of a small street called “Judenstrasse” (Jews’ Street). In the late Middle Ages, however, the Jews of Hildesheim lived in a quarter called Lappenberg, about one kilometer away from the Market Place. There was also a painted gable of joust…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The City Hall, erected in Gothic style, is one of the oldest city halls in Germany. The construction was started in 1268 and completed in 1290, using sandstone from a local quarry which still can be seen in a forest in Hildesheim called Steinberg (Stone Mountain). Frequently remodelled over the centuries (e.g. in 1375, 1454 and 1883-1887) and heavily damaged in 1945, the City Hall was rebuilt after the war and inaugurated in 1954. One of its towers, which remained nearly undamaged during the …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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