Ernst Badstübner

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Ernst Badstübner (2006)

Ernst Badstübner (born November 25, 1931 in Stettin ) is a German building and art historian .


After studying classical archeology and art history at Berlin's Humboldt University , Badstübner worked at the art history department at the Academy of Sciences in Berlin, founded by Richard Hamann in 1953 and later headed by Edgar Lehmann . There he received his doctorate in 1961. After the dissolution of the Academy Institute, Badstübner and Lehmann came to the Central Research Department of the Institute for Monument Preservation at the GDR Ministry of Culture in 1971 . In 1988 he completed his habilitation.

After the Institute for the Preservation of Monuments was closed, Badstübner was appointed by the Wartburg Foundation as the castle captain of the Wartburg . In 1994 he was given the chair of medieval art history at the Caspar David Friedrich Institute at the University of Greifswald , which he held until his retirement .

Badstübner published primarily on the medieval architecture of northern Central Europe, in particular on sacred buildings in Thuringia and the Mark Brandenburg . He is honorary chairman of the Wartburg Society for Research into Castles and Palaces. He has also been a full member of the Academy of Non-Profit Sciences in Erfurt since 1995 .


Ernst Badstübner is married to the art historian Sibylle Badstübner-Gröger (* 1935).


In 2016 Ernst Badstübner and Sibylle Badstübner-Gröger were awarded the Ferdinand von Quast Medal of the State of Berlin for their life's work .

Publications (selection)

  • The church of the former Praemonstratensian monastery Vessra in Thuringia: A contribution to the Romanesque architecture of Central Germany and the architecture of the Praemonstratensians in the 12th century. (Dissertation) Berlin 1960.
  • The Premonstratensians. Convent church of Veßra in Thuringia. Akademie-Verlag, Berlin 1961.
  • Churches of the monks. The architecture of the reform orders in the Middle Ages. Union, Berlin 1980.
  • The old Mulhouse. Art history of a medieval city. Koehler & Amelang, Leipzig 1989, ISBN 3-7338-0055-9 .
  • Field stone churches of the Middle Ages. Hinstorff, Rostock 2002, ISBN 3-356-00942-7 .
  • Cistercian churches in northern Central Europe. Hinstorff, Rostock 2005, ISBN 3-356-01095-6 .
  • as ed. with Dietmar Popp , Andrzej Tomaszewski and Dethard von Winterfeld : Poland. Silesia. Commissioned by the Herder Institute Marburg and the Dehio Association, Munich / Berlin 2005 (= Dehio Handbook of Art Monuments in Poland: Silesia ), ISBN 978-3-422-03109-8 .
  • DuMont Art Guide Brandenburg. 2nd Edition. DuMont, Ostfildern 2006.
  • Building design and image function. Texts on the history of architecture and art. Lukas, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-86732-002-0 .

Individual evidence

  1. List of the award winners on the website of the Berlin Senate, accessed on December 1, 2016 ( Memento from December 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive )

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