City Museum Göttingen

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Hardenberger Hof entrance in the knight plan
Göttingen Municipal Museum: part of the building at the corner of the Alte Post and Jüdenstrasse

The Göttingen City Museum is a collection related to the history and cultural history of the city and region of Göttingen .

The collection and the exhibits show the historical and cultural development of the city from the first settlement to the founding of the Georg-August-Universität until today.

The Municipal Museum is housed in the only remaining noble residence of the city, in 1592 by the Brunswick Chancellor Johann von Jagemann as a Renaissance palace in the framework construction built Hard Hof , who from 1619 to 1812 as a town farm family of Hardenberg served. After changing uses, the building was acquired by the city in 1896 and converted into new accommodation for the “Städtische Alterthümersammlung” founded by Moriz Heyne in 1889 , which moved in in autumn 1897. The roof design with the dwarf house and roof houses goes back to this conversion, as does the extension in the form of a church choir , which was planned by Heinrich Gerber , City Planning Officer at Heynes request, to accommodate church exhibits .

From 1912, the rooms of the adjoining half-timbered building of the Alte Post were also used by the museum, later the entire two-story, elongated corner building facing Jüdenstrasse, which had been laid out in the third quarter of the 18th century as an accommodation building and coach house for the post office and from 1865 to 1879 the Higher school for girls had sheltered.

In 1979 the premises of the museum were expanded to include the former post office manager's building on Jüdenstrasse, a three-story half-timbered house that was one of the last protruding houses to be built in 1739 as the electoral Hanoverian post office.

In 2009 it became known that the medieval building complex consisting of "Alter Post" and "Alter Remise" was in danger of collapsing and would have to be renovated at a cost of millions because the timber-framed construction was infested with woodworms and dry rot. Most of the permanent exhibition has since had to be closed. You can also visit the high-quality collection of church art from the 12th to 19th centuries, which is unique in Northern Germany, as well as the museum garden and parts of the Hardenberger Hof with interesting evidence of Göttingen's architectural and cultural history.

Web links

Commons : Städtisches Museum Göttingen  - Album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b c Hans-Georg Schmeling: History of the museum . Göttingen 1990 ( pdf  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. )@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  2. a b c Ilse Röttgerodt-Riechmann: City of Göttingen . In: Christiane Segers-Glocke (Hrsg.): Monument topography Federal Republic of Germany. Architectural monuments in Lower Saxony . tape 5.1 . Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn, Braunschweig 1982, ISBN 3-528-06203-7 , pp. 31 .

Coordinates: 51 ° 32 '9.5 "  N , 9 ° 56" 12.9 "  E