Old Town Hall, Szczecin

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Old Town Hall, Szczecin
  • Ratusz Staromiejski w Szczecinie
  • Altes Rathaus Stettin
1109 Ratusz Staromiejski Szczecin.jpg
General information
Location Szczecin
Country Poland
Coordinates 53°25′28″N 14°33′36″E / 53.42444°N 14.56000°E / 53.42444; 14.56000Coordinates: 53°25′28″N 14°33′36″E / 53.42444°N 14.56000°E / 53.42444; 14.56000
Completed 15th century

The Old Town Hall in Szczecin (Polish: Ratusz Staromiejski w Szczecinie, German: Altes Rathaus Stettin) is the present day town hall in the old town district. It was built for the municipal government in the 15th century.[1] Today it is used as a history museum.

History[edit]

At the time of its construction in the 15th century, it was known as the New Town Hall, erected at the site of the one built in the previous century; in 1968, the building was brought back to its original look and got a new shingle roof. Gothic ornaments of the interior walls and other details were restored. A sumptuously adorned elevation was to raise the prestige of the city officials.

Part of the house is adapted to the Szczecin's History Museum (Polish: Muzeum Historii Szczecina), a part of National Museum in Szczecin, since 1869, the building houses a popular restaurant and tavern.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Janusz Rosikoń, Ratusze w Polsce Rosikon Press

External links[edit]

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