BEHEIM, Hans the Elder
(b. ca. 1457, Sulzbach, d. 1538, Nürnberg)

Exterior view

1514-15
Photo
Town Hall, Nuremberg

Hans Beheim the Elder was commissioned to rebuild the town hall in Nuremberg. He was one of the outstanding talents in secular architecture at the beginning of the 16th century, and introduced a number of innovations to German architecture.

The façade of the council chamber of the town hall signals the importance of the council meetings that took place there regularly.

The picture shows the façade of the council chamber.