ARCHITECT, German
(active 1250-1275 in Bavaria)

Baumburg Tower

1250-75
Photo
Regensburg

Town architecture is just as much an important feature of the late Romanesque period as castle construction. New towns were founded and erected according to clearly designed plans. They were founded by the most important princely families. Few Romanesque dwelling houses remain preserved, as they were largely of half-timbered constructions. However, in some German towns impressive residential towers from the late Romanesque period have survived, such as in Regensburg where the so-called Baumberg Tower dates from the third quarter of the thirteenth century.




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