ARCHITECT, German
(active 1160-1220 in Schleswig-Holstein)

Exterior view from the south

after 1160-1220
Photo
Protestant cathedral church, Ratzeburg

In the north of Germany brick became the favourite building material in both religious and secular architecture. Henry the Lion became the ruler of Ratzeburg in 1143 and established a bishopric in 1154. He was also responsible for the construction of the late Romanesque Cathedral (Dom), built in typical north German 'red-brick' style.




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