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Schirndinger House

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Category: Houses in the Square

Address: náměstí Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad 508/7

 
 
 

Schirndinger House

With its narrow forefront and a tall, cascaded gable, the house is a perfect example of the Gothic architecture of medieval Cheb. Its basic layout with an 8-metre wide and 52-metre ground plan is based on the original arrangement of the square during its foundation in the early 13th century. The present-day structure was built in the 15th century and it is the only preserved, purely Gothic patrician town house in Cheb.  During a reconstruction in 1623, the Renaissance arcade courtyard gallery and the cross vault in the entrance hall with a richly decorated column were added along with the precious interior furnishings with inlaid coffered ceilings, which are the work of artistic carpenter Adam Eck and were relocated to Laxenburg Chateau near Vienna in 1825. The rear wing, which had almost collapsed, was reconstructed between 1830 and 1832 and new roofing was built according to the design of V. Prökl. A memorial plaque honouring the Schirndinger family was installed in 1883 and removed after 1945. The property was acquired by the town of Cheb in 1925 and subsequently reconstructed. Another radical reconstruction followed in the 1960s, during which the Gothic layout of the interior was substantially altered and only the original facade was left intact.

 

Accessible to the public only during operating hours of the businesses residing here. 

 

Contact Information

Address: náměstí Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad 508/7

 

Pictures

Schirndinger House around 1900

Schirndinger House around 1900

Schirndinger House in 1940

Schirndinger House in 1940

Schirndinger House in 1951

Schirndinger House in 1951

 
Schirndinger House in 1998

Schirndinger House in 1998

Schirndinger House. Portal around 1920

Schirndinger House. Portal around 1920

Schirndinger House. Portal around 1946

Schirndinger House. Portal around 1946

 
Schirndinger House. Plan for the reconstruction of the truss and roof, V. Prökl, 1832

Schirndinger House. Plan for the reconstruction of the truss and roof, V. Prökl, 1832

Schirndinger House. Plan of repairs of the rear wing vaults, Prachensky, 1830

Schirndinger House. Plan of repairs of the rear wing vaults, Prachensky, 1830

Schirndinger House, facade 1979

Schirndinger House, facade 1979

 
Schirndinger House 2013

Schirndinger House 2013

Schirndinger House 2013

Schirndinger House 2013

Schirndinger House 2013

Schirndinger House 2013

 
Schirndinger House 2013

Schirndinger House 2013

Schirndinger House 2013

Schirndinger House 2013

 

 
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