Town Hall (Freising)

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Town hall and St. Georg

The town hall of Freising is the seat of the city administration. The historic building was built in 1904/05 according to plans by Günther Blumentritt on the west side of Marienplatz , in the middle of the old town of Freising . To the north is the parish church of St. Georg diagonally across from the Asam building in the southeast .

Previous buildings

Marienplatz around 1681 (copper engraving Michael Wening )

The first mention of a town hall comes from 1468. The Freisinger Schranne and some shops were on the ground floor of the building . In addition to being used by the city administration, the meeting rooms were also used for other events. School classes were also taught here at times. The fire brigade's control center and its equipment were also located in the town hall. In 1723, a review found that the town hall was one of the most fire-endangered buildings in the city. This was the first time that the demand for a structural change to the building arose.

New building

The mayor Stephan Bierner , who was in office from 1899, put forward three suggestions for solving the problem in a memorandum. In addition to the new building on Marienplatz, there was also the option of moving to two other buildings. For various reasons (size of the building, construction costs), only a new building came into question. On October 23, 1903, both city councils approved the new building. In contrast to the previous building, the new building should no longer contain a cupboard. This happened because of the decline in trade in the Schranne for years and the fact that the Hallertau local railway was under construction, which linked the Freising hinterland directly to the markets.

Günther Blumentritt from Munich emerged as the winner of the architecture competition. In his designs, in keeping with the taste of historicism , he oriented himself towards the town hall buildings of the Renaissance . In February 1904, demolition work began on the old town hall, which only lasted a few weeks. The city administration moved into the building in mid-December 1905. The large conference room and the mayor's office were not completed until early 1907, as the interior of the rooms had previously been shown at an exhibition in Nuremberg.


The town hall is a three-storey corner building on the west side of Marienplatz. The east side of the building facing Marienplatz is dominated by a two-story bay window . The triangular gable on this side is adorned with a mural depicting Mary and Infant Jesus ( Patrona Bavariae ) and Korbinian . There is a clock between these people. The main entrance is on the south side of the building, facing Obere Hauptstrasse. The door arch is crowned by the Freising city arms. A sundial was installed further to the west . The painting of this clock, as well as the one on the gable on the east side, was made by Otto Lohr in 1907.

Web links

Commons : City Hall  - collection of images, videos and audio files


100 years of the new Freising town hall 1905 - 2005 . Freising 2005.

Coordinates: 48 ° 24 ′ 2 "  N , 11 ° 44 ′ 37"  E