(active 1274-1323 in Lower Saxony)

Exterior view

Cathedral, Verden an der Aller

The cathedral at Verden an der Aller near Bremen represents a move towards Late Gothic architecture. The value of the building from the perspective of architectural history lies in the fact that it possesses a polygonal hall choir, that is a a choir which is of the same height in all its parts, a form not seen before. Verden anticipated the hall churches built by the Parlers, the greatest architects of Late Gothic in German lands.

The photo shows the choir.

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