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City Hall

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Description:

The town hall is the dominating building of Querfurt's old town.

Its construction dates back to the reign of the Noble Lords of Querfurt. It is first mentioned in 1455 as Dingebank, the seat of the court. The entrance was on the east side. In 1539, the list of the innkeepers of Querfurt mentions a wine cellar (later Ratskeller). The two great town fires of the 17th century (1655/ 1678) caused extensive
The town hall is the dominating building of Querfurt's old town.

Its construction dates back to the reign of the Noble Lords of Querfurt. It is first mentioned in 1455 as Dingebank, the seat of the court. The entrance was on the east side. In 1539, the list of the innkeepers of Querfurt mentions a wine cellar (later Ratskeller). The two major town fires of the 17th century (1655/ 1678) led to extensive repair work and finally to the construction of the 30m high archive tower with a brass lodge from 1699 to 1701. The tower knob was put on on 23 July 1701. At the same time the Gothic windows were adapted to the Baroque style or bricked up.
In 1710 the northern stair tower was built on the instructions of Duke Johann Georg. A cartouche with a sundial was added as a decorative element of the town hall tower in 1727. In the basement there were two prison cells, a guard room, the town scales and a drinking room. The entire upper floor was dominated by the council chamber. As a result of the increased administrative work, an extension building was constructed in the north in 1890, preceded by the demolition of previous buildings. Extensive modernisation work was carried out from 1936 onwards, including the redesign of the foyer and the reduction in the size of the Council Hall on the upper floor as a result of conversions for office space.
In the 1980s, in the course of the forthcoming celebrations for the 1100th anniversary of the city, work was carried out in particular on the roof and the three clocks of the city hall. Extensive renovation work took place from 2010 to 2015. Window jambs, the barrel roofs, the roof truss and the roof were extensively repaired. During the work, various decorative elements that once adorned the town hall were discovered. For example, two gaff heads on the east gable were reconstructed, which were once supposed to protect the building from evil spirits.

In 2013 the sundial on the town hall tower was restored. The Querfurt town hall is still the seat of the city administration. Council meetings and civil weddings take place in the festival hall.
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Monday 8:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 15:30
Tuesday 8:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 18:00
Wednesday appointments by arrangement
Thursday 8:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 15:30
Friday 8:00 - 12:00
  • for individual guests
  • German
  • English
  • WC facility
  • Disabled access
public building
by car
- via the A 38 from Göttingen (AS 19 Lutherstadt Eisleben) or Leipzig (AS 20 Querfurt)
- via the A 71 (AS Artern) or the B 180 and B 250 to Querfurt.

by train:
- from Merseburg station with the regional train to Querfurt, main station
- From the ICE junction Halle/Saale take the train to Röblingen am See. From there, a bus line operates on behalf of Deutsche Bahn to Querfurt. From several cities in the region, bus lines run via Querfurt, so there are several options for travelling to the city by public transport.

by plane:
Halle-Leipzig airport is only 60 km away. This ensures a fast connection with other European countries. Near Querfurt (approx. 5 km away) is the Allstedt airport, which is open for business aircraft. Charter flights are possible here.

Where:

Address:

Market 1
06268 Cross ford
Phone: +49 34771 / 6010
E-mail: info@querfurt.de
website: http://www.querfurt.de/

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