The Haus der Kaufmannschaft, or Merchants' Guild House, might seem unspectacular, yet it houses one of Lübeck's greatest trea... More
Haus der Kaufmannschaft
The Haus der Kaufmannschaft, or Merchants' Guild House, might seem unspectacular, yet it houses one of Lübeck's greatest treasures - the Fredenhagen Room. This splendid room, originally situated in a Merchant's residence, was created by Hans Dreger between 1572 and 1583. The marvelously carved Renaissance wall panels and cassette ceiling are unique in North Germany. More than 1000 figures, some of them made of alabaster and motifs from the Bible and Greco-Roman history. Also displayed in the house are the so-called Große Gemach, or Grand Room, a conference room with rich panels made by Tönnies Evers Junior in the years 1610-12. An appointment is necessary for visiting the Haus der Kaufmannschaft.