Albrecht Durer's House, Nuremberg

Albrecht Durer's House, Nuremberg (must see)

Albrecht Dürer's House was the home of German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer from 1509 to his death in 1528. The House lies in the extreme north-east of Nuremberg's Altstadt, near the Kaiserburg section of the Nuremberg Castle and the Tiergartentor of Nuremberg's city walls.

The house was built around 1420. It has five stories; the bottom two have sandstone walls, while the upper stories are timber framed; the entire structure is topped by a half-hip roof. In 1501, it was purchased by Bernard Walther, a merchant and prominent astronomer. Walter remodeled the house, adding small windows to the roof so that it could function as an observatory. Walther died in 1504, and Dürer purchased the house five years later.

Since 1871 the Albrecht-Dürer-Haus has been a museum dedicated to Dürer's life and work. It was heavily remodeled sometime in the 1890s, with the large dormer on the north-facing roof being the largest addition. In October 1944, it took significant damage from Allied bombing. It was rebuilt by 1949, but did not reopen as a museum until 1971, Dürer's 400th birthday.

The museum features installations of period furnishings, a re-creation of Dürer's workshop in which visitors can view demonstrations of printmaking techniques, and rotating exhibitions of drawings and prints by Dürer from the City of Nuremberg's Graphic Collection. Visitors can also receive a guided tour of the house from an actress playing Agnes Dürer, the wife of the artist.

Operation hours: Monday (July - September and December during Christmas market): 10 am - 5 pm; Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm

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Sight Name: Albrecht Durer's House
Sight Location: Nuremberg, Germany
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk  

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