Weser Renaissance

Weser Renaissance

Discussion
Ask a question about 'Weser Renaissance'
Start a new discussion about 'Weser Renaissance'
Answer questions from other users
Full Discussion Forum
 
Encyclopedia
Weser Renaissance is a form of Renaissance
Renaissance
The Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in Italy in the Late Middle Ages and later spreading to the rest of Europe. The term is also used more loosely to refer to the historical era, but since the changes of the Renaissance were not...

 architectural style that is found in the area around the River Weser in central Germany
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

 and which has been well-preserved in the towns and cities of the region.

Background


Between the start of the Reformation
Protestant Reformation
The Protestant Reformation was a 16th-century split within Western Christianity initiated by Martin Luther, John Calvin and other early Protestants. The efforts of the self-described "reformers", who objected to the doctrines, rituals and ecclesiastical structure of the Roman Catholic Church, led...

 and the Thirty Years War the Weser region experienced a construction boom, in which the Weser, playing a significant role in the communication of both trade and ideas, merely defined the north-south extent of a cultural region that stretched westwards to the city of Osnabrück
Osnabrück
Osnabrück is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany, some 80 km NNE of Dortmund, 45 km NE of Münster, and some 100 km due west of Hanover. It lies in a valley penned between the Wiehen Hills and the northern tip of the Teutoburg Forest...

 and eastwards as far as Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located on the River Aller northeast of Braunschweig , and is mainly notable as the headquarters of Volkswagen AG...

. Castles, manor houses, town halls, residential dwellings and religious buildings of the Renaissance period have been preserved in unusually high density, because the economy of the region recovered only slowly from the consequences of the Thirty Years War and the means were not available for a baroque
Baroque
The Baroque is a period and the style that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in sculpture, painting, literature, dance, and music...

 transformation such as that which occurred to a degree in South Germany.

Origin of the term



The term, coined around 1912 by Richard Klapheck, suggested that the Renaissance along the Weser independently developed its own distinct style. Max Sonnen, who used the newly-coined term in 1918 in his book Die Weserrenaissance, classified buildings, without regard for the circumstances of their historical background, but from a purely formal perspective in order to derive a history of the development of the style. The notion of a regional renaissance in the sense of an autonomous cultural phenomenon was based on a nationalistic mindset that had arisen since the end of the 19th century, in which things provincial also had their place in establishing identity (other examples include German Sondergotik
Sondergotik
Sondergotik is the style of Late Gothic architecture prevalent in Austria, Bavaria, and Bohemia between 1350 and 1550...

, Rhenish or Saxon Romanesque
Romanesque architecture
Romanesque architecture is an architectural style of Medieval Europe characterised by semi-circular arches. There is no consensus for the beginning date of the Romanesque architecture, with proposals ranging from the 6th to the 10th century. It developed in the 12th century into the Gothic style,...

 architecture).

In 1964 Jürgen Soenke and the photographer, Herbert Kreft, presented an inventory of Renaissance buildings, which also went under the title of Die Weserrenaissance. In its closing remarks it said: This architecture is rooted in the landscape in which it stands. It is folksy because those who created it […] came from the people. The Weser Renaissance is, simply, folk art. For Soenke an autochthonous (indigenous) evolution of architectural style lay hidden behind its common features. His work, that appeared in six editions up to 1986, helped to give this art-historical concept a level of popularity that went far beyond the realm of the specialist and became a kind of popular trademark.

The term Weser Renaissance gained international recognition thanks to Henry-Russel Hitchcock, who used it in his German Renaissance Architecture of 1981, although he stressed its distinctive regional features rather less and pointed out its more significant linkages with the overall historical development of Renaissance architecture. In more recent times the idea of a regional cultural identity, that did not exist in the Early Modern Period
Early modern period
In history, the early modern period of modern history follows the late Middle Ages. Although the chronological limits of the period are open to debate, the timeframe spans the period after the late portion of the Middle Ages through the beginning of the Age of Revolutions...

, was criticised in research by the Weser Renaissance Museum at Brake Castle, which had been founded in 1986. This research highlighted the carriers of cultural transference, such as the architectural drawing business, non-local architects, pan-regional builders and the obligatory, Europe-wide requirements of court fashion.

History


The hallmark of aristocratic building activity in the 16th century was the transformation of a medieval castle, the Burg, into a royal residence or Schloss. Initially these were often built with two wings, but later the enclosed courtyard, with its wings joined in the corners by imposing towers with flights of stairs, became the preferred layout for the homes of the aristocracy in the Weser region during the course of the 16th century, a form of building that was soon also adopted by its lesser noblemen. The characteristic Zwerchhaus (Middle High German
Middle High German
Middle High German , abbreviated MHG , is the term used for the period in the history of the German language between 1050 and 1350. It is preceded by Old High German and followed by Early New High German...

: twerh = quer i.e. across or lateral) with so-called welsch (i.e. Italian) gables was particularly well-suited as a symbol of power, because on castles like those at Detmold
Detmold
Detmold is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, with a population of about 74,000. It was the capital of the small Principality of Lippe from 1468 until 1918 and then of the Free State of Lippe until 1947...

, Celle
Celle Castle
Celle Castle or, less commonly, Celle Palace, in the German town of Celle in Lower Saxony was one of the residences of the House of Brunswick-Lüneburg...

 or Bückeburg
Bückeburg
Bückeburg is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, on the border with North Rhine Westphalia. It was once the capital of the tiny principality of Schaumburg-Lippe and is today located in the district of Schaumburg close to the northern slopes of the Weserbergland ridge...

, which were surrounded by high ramparts, they could be seen from a long way off. In addition to four-sided castles, there were also castles with three wings, either geometrically fully enclosed, like the Wewelsburg
Wewelsburg
For the village of Wewelsburg see Village of WewelsburgWewelsburg is a Renaissance castle located in the northeast of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, in the village of Wewelsburg which is a quarter of the city Büren, Westphalia, in district of Paderborn in the Alme Valley. The castle has the...

, or opening onto the castle farmyard as at Schwöbber. Even double-winged and single-winged buildings were included in the repertoire of castle architecture along the Weser.

These aristocratic designs were not only embraced by the lesser nobles; middle-class builders also copied the new forms of building in order to show off their growing social influence. Town halls, like those in Celle
Celle
Celle is a town and capital of the district of Celle, in Lower Saxony, Germany. The town is situated on the banks of the River Aller, a tributary of the Weser and has a population of about 71,000...

 and Lemgo
Lemgo
Lemgo is a city in the Lippe district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, with a population of c. 42,000.It was founded in the 12th century by Bernhard II at the crossroad of two merchant routes. Lemgo was a member of the Hanseatic League, a medieval trading association of free cities in several...

, were designed with gables along the sides and sometimes faced with an entire renaissance façade, as occurred in Bremen. From Nienburg, to Minden
Minden
Minden is a town of about 83,000 inhabitants in the north-east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The town extends along both sides of the river Weser. It is the capital of the Kreis of Minden-Lübbecke, which is part of the region of Detmold. Minden is the historic political centre of the...

, Hameln and Höxter
Höxter
Höxter is the seat of the Höxter district, and a town in eastern North Rhine-Westphalia on the left bank of the river Weser, 52 km north of Kassel in the centre of the Weser Uplands...

, Hannoversch Münden and Einbeck
Einbeck
Einbeck is a town in the district Northeim, in southern Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located on the German Timber-Frame Road.-Economy:Einbeck is famous for its 600 year old beer brewery, home of Einbecker Bier, the origin for the term Bock beer...

 magnificent townhouses appeared, that were often distinguished by their great gateway into the inner hall. Other important architectural features of the Weser Renaissance style are the ornately-decorated gables, the use so-called Bossenquader or bossage
Bossage
Bossage is uncut stone that is laid in place in a building, projecting outward from the building, to later be carved into decorative moldings, capitals, arms, etc...

 stone, the alcoves (Standerker, Ausluchten or Utluchten) and double windows.

Church builders were also eager to explore new architectural designs. By elevating the position of the pulpit and placing it immediately opposite to and facing the pews, the importance of the spoken word within the Christian faith was also visible from the layout of the church interior. The castle chapels of Celle
Celle
Celle is a town and capital of the district of Celle, in Lower Saxony, Germany. The town is situated on the banks of the River Aller, a tributary of the Weser and has a population of about 71,000...

 and Bückeburg
Bückeburg
Bückeburg is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, on the border with North Rhine Westphalia. It was once the capital of the tiny principality of Schaumburg-Lippe and is today located in the district of Schaumburg close to the northern slopes of the Weserbergland ridge...

 are also clear examples of this arrangement as are the important parish churches of Wolfenbüttel
Wolfenbüttel
Wolfenbüttel is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, located on the Oker river about 13 kilometres south of Brunswick. It is the seat of the District of Wolfenbüttel and of the bishop of the Protestant Lutheran State Church of Brunswick...

 and Bückeburg. Protestant art experienced a high point in the Weser region under the Schaumburg prince, Ernest, who at the beginning of the 17th century, had the Stadthagen Mausoleum and tomb built by Adriaen de Vries
Adriaen de Vries
Adriaen de Vries was a Northern Mannerist sculptor born in the Netherlands, whose international style crossed the threshold to the Baroque; he excelled in refined modelling and bronze casting and in the manipulation of patina and became the most famous European sculptor of his generation...

, which recalled the Florentine Renaissance. At the same time the goldsmith, Anton Eisenhoit
Anton Eisenhoit
Anton Eisenhoit , a German painter and engraver, flourished at Rome about 1590. He was a native of Varnbourg, and was still living in 1619. It appears that he has been miscalled Eisenhart by Christ, and that some of his works have been ascribed to other masters...

 created the altar decorations for the Catholic prince-bishop, Dietrich von Fürstenberg, and the sculptor Heinrich Gröninger, whose monumental tomb lies in Paderborn Cathedral
Paderborn Cathedral
Paderborn Cathedral is the cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Paderborn. It is located in the city centre of Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Mary, Saint Kilian and Saint Liborius....

.

Weser Renaissance cities and towns



  • Bad Hersfeld
    Bad Hersfeld
    The festival and spa town of Bad Hersfeld is the district seat of Hersfeld-Rotenburg district in northeastern Hesse, Germany, roughly 50 km southeast of Kassel....

     (Fulda → Weser)
  • Bad Salzuflen
    Bad Salzuflen
    Bad Salzuflen is a town in the Lippe district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. At the end of 2006 it had 54415 inhabitants.-Details:Bad Salzuflen is a spa town and is known for its saltwater springs and thermal baths. In former times the town profited from the salt trade...

     (Werre
    Werre
    The Werre is a river in the Detmold region of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, left tributary of the Weser. Its source is near Horn-Bad Meinberg. The Werre flows generally north through the towns Detmold, Lage, Bad Salzuflen, Herford and Löhne. It flows into the Weser close to Bad Oeynhausen. The...

     → Weser)
  • Barntrup
    Barntrup
    Barntrup is a town in the Lippe district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It has an area of 59.46 km² and 9.431 inhabitants , and has 433 people who are out of work....

     (Bega
    Bega (Werre)
    Bega is a river of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.-See also:*List of rivers of North Rhine-Westphalia...

     → Werre → Weser)
  • Bevern
    Bevern
    Bevern is the name of the following places in Germany:* Bevern, Schleswig-Holstein, a municipality in the district of Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein* Bevern, Lower Saxony, a municipality in the district of Holzminden, Lower Saxony...

     near Holzminden
    Holzminden
    Holzminden is a town in southern Lower Saxony, Germany. It is the capital of the district of Holzminden. It is located directly on the river Weser, which here is the border to North Rhine-Westphalia.-History:...

     (Weser)
  • Bielefeld
    Bielefeld
    Bielefeld is an independent city in the Ostwestfalen-Lippe Region in the north-east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. With a population of 323,000, it is also the most populous city in the Regierungsbezirk Detmold...

     (Westfälische Aa
    Westfälische Aa
    The Westfälische Aa is a short river in the Westphalia region of Germany, left tributary of the Werre. It is formed by the confluence of two small streams in Bielefeld-Milse. It flows into the Werre in Herford....

     → Werre → Weser)
  • Brakel
    Brakel
    Brakel is a municipality in the Belgian province of East Flanders in the Denderstreek and the Flemish Ardennes. The name is derived from a Carolingian villa Braglo first mentioned in 866 and located in the center of Opbrakel. Since 1970, the municipality has comprised the villages of Nederbrakel,...

     (Brucht
    Brucht
    Brucht is a river of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.-See also:*List of rivers of North Rhine-Westphalia...

     → Nethe
    Nethe
    Nethe is a river of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.-See also:*List of rivers of North Rhine-Westphalia...

    )
  • Bremen
    Bremen
    The City Municipality of Bremen is a Hanseatic city in northwestern Germany. A commercial and industrial city with a major port on the river Weser, Bremen is part of the Bremen-Oldenburg metropolitan area . Bremen is the second most populous city in North Germany and tenth in Germany.Bremen is...

     (Weser)
  • Bückeburg
    Bückeburg
    Bückeburg is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, on the border with North Rhine Westphalia. It was once the capital of the tiny principality of Schaumburg-Lippe and is today located in the district of Schaumburg close to the northern slopes of the Weserbergland ridge...

     (east of the Weser)
  • Celle
    Celle
    Celle is a town and capital of the district of Celle, in Lower Saxony, Germany. The town is situated on the banks of the River Aller, a tributary of the Weser and has a population of about 71,000...

     (Aller
    Aller
    The Aller is a river, long, in the states of Saxony-Anhalt and Lower Saxony in Germany. It is a right-hand, and hence eastern, tributary of the River Weser and is also its largest tributary. Its last form the Lower Aller federal waterway...

     → Weser)
  • Detmold
    Detmold
    Detmold is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, with a population of about 74,000. It was the capital of the small Principality of Lippe from 1468 until 1918 and then of the Free State of Lippe until 1947...

     (Werre → Weser)
  • Einbeck
    Einbeck
    Einbeck is a town in the district Northeim, in southern Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located on the German Timber-Frame Road.-Economy:Einbeck is famous for its 600 year old beer brewery, home of Einbecker Bier, the origin for the term Bock beer...

     (Ilme
    Ilme
    The Ilme is a left-bank, western tributary of the River Leine in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is 32.6 km long.- Geography :The river begins at the Neuer Teich pond in the centre of the Solling hills at a height of and flows initially northwards to Dassel, then in an easterly direction through...

     → Leine → Aller → Weser)
  • Gifhorn
    Gifhorn
    Gifhorn is a town and capital of the district Gifhorn in the east of Lower Saxony, Germany. It has a population of about 42,000 and is mainly influenced by the small distance to the industrial and commercially important cities nearby, Brunswick and Wolfsburg...

     (Aller → Weser)
  • Hameln (Weser)
  • Hann. Münden
    Hann. Münden
    Hann. Münden is the German official name of a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. The city is located in the district of Göttingen at the confluence of the Fulda and Werra rivers, which join to form the river Weser. It has 28,000 inhabitants...

     (Weser)
  • Helmstedt
    Helmstedt
    Helmstedt is a city located at the eastern edge of the German state of Lower Saxony. It is the capital of the District of Helmstedt. Helmstedt has 26,000 inhabitants . In former times the city was also called Helmstädt....

     (Aller → Weser) eastern-most example
  • Hessisch Oldendorf
    Hessisch Oldendorf
    Hessisch Oldendorf is a town in the Hamelin-Pyrmont district, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the river Weser, approx. 10 km northwest of Hamelin. The adjective "Hessisch" is used since 1905, to distinguish it from other towns named Oldendorf. Hessisch Oldendorf was part of...

     (Weser)
  • Höxter
    Höxter
    Höxter is the seat of the Höxter district, and a town in eastern North Rhine-Westphalia on the left bank of the river Weser, 52 km north of Kassel in the centre of the Weser Uplands...

     (Weser)
  • Lemgo
    Lemgo
    Lemgo is a city in the Lippe district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, with a population of c. 42,000.It was founded in the 12th century by Bernhard II at the crossroad of two merchant routes. Lemgo was a member of the Hanseatic League, a medieval trading association of free cities in several...

     (Bega → Werre → Weser)
  • Minden
    Minden
    Minden is a town of about 83,000 inhabitants in the north-east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The town extends along both sides of the river Weser. It is the capital of the Kreis of Minden-Lübbecke, which is part of the region of Detmold. Minden is the historic political centre of the...

     (Weser)
  • Nienburg/Weser
  • Paderborn
    Paderborn
    Paderborn is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, capital of the Paderborn district. The name of the city derives from the river Pader, which originates in more than 200 springs near Paderborn Cathedral, where St. Liborius is buried.-History:...

     (Pader
    Pader
    Pader may refer to:* Pader District, a district of Uganda* Pader, Uganda, capital of Pader District* Pader , a river in Germany* PADER, the Party for Democracy and Reconciliation* PaDER, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection...

     → Lippe
    Lippe
    Lippe is a Kreis in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Herford, Minden-Lübbecke, Höxter, Paderborn, Gütersloh, and district-free Bielefeld, which forms the region Ostwestfalen-Lippe....

     → Rhine)
  • Rinteln
    Rinteln
    Rinteln is a small town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located on the banks of the Weser river above the Porta Westfalica. Population: 28,500.It is accessed by the A2 autobahn .-History:...

     (Weser)
  • Stadthagen
    Stadthagen
    Stadthagen is the capital of the district of Schaumburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approx. 20 km east of Minden and 40 km west of Hanover. The city consists of the districts Brandenburg, Enzen-Hobbensen, Hörkamp-Langenbruch, Krebshagen, Obernwöhren, Probsthagen, Reinsen...

     (east of the Weser)
  • Steinheim (Emmer
    Emmer (Weser)
    Emmer is a river of Lower Saxony, Germany.-See also:*List of rivers of Lower Saxony...

     → Weser) (Water Castle Thienhausen)
  • Wolfhagen-Elmarshausen
    Wolfhagen
    Wolfhagen is a town in the district of Kassel, in Hesse, Germany. It is located 12 km southeast of Bad Arolsen, and 23 km west of Kassel on the German Framework Road.-External links:*...

     (Erpe
    Erpe
    Erpe is a sub-municipality of Erpe-Mere in Flanders. It is located in the Denderstreek in the southeast of East Flanders and belongs to Arrondissement of Aalst. The sub-municipality is bordered by the sub-municipalities of Mere, Ottergem and Erondegem and the municipalities Lede and Aalst...

     → Twiste
    Twiste (Diemel)
    Twiste is a river of Hesse, Germany....

     → Diemel
    Diemel
    The Diemel is a river in Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, left tributary of the Weser. Its source is near Willingen, in Sauerland. The Diemel flows generally northeast through the towns Marsberg, Warburg and Trendelburg. It flows into the Weser in Bad Karlshafen. The total length of the...

     → Weser)
  • Wolfsburg
    Wolfsburg
    Wolfsburg is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located on the River Aller northeast of Braunschweig , and is mainly notable as the headquarters of Volkswagen AG...

     (Aller → Weser) northeastern-most example

Well-known examples of Weser Renaissance


  • Detmold Royal Residence
  • Brake Castle in Lemgo-Brake – home of the Weser Renaissance Museum
  • The Hochzeitshaus in Hamelin
  • Ratcatcher's House in Hamelin
  • Town centre of Lemgo (Hexenbürgermeisterhaus, Lemgo Town Hall and many more)
  • Varenholz Castle in Kalletal
  • Bremen City Hall – UNESCO World Heritage Site
    World Heritage Site
    A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place that is listed by the UNESCO as of special cultural or physical significance...

     since 2004
  • Juleum Novum – Assembly hall building of the former University of Helmstedt
    University of Helmstedt
    The University of Helmstedt, official Latin name: Academia Julia , was a university in Helmstedt in the Duchy of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel that existed from 1576 until 1810....

  • Wolfsburg Castle – Cultural centre of the town
    Wolfsburg
    Wolfsburg is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located on the River Aller northeast of Braunschweig , and is mainly notable as the headquarters of Volkswagen AG...

     of the same name
  • Bevern Castle
  • Neuhaus Castle
  • Hämelschenburg
  • Wewelsburg
    Wewelsburg
    For the village of Wewelsburg see Village of WewelsburgWewelsburg is a Renaissance castle located in the northeast of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, in the village of Wewelsburg which is a quarter of the city Büren, Westphalia, in district of Paderborn in the Alme Valley. The castle has the...

  • Bückeburg Castle
  • Bückeburg Parish Church
  • Stadthagen Castle
  • Mausoleum in Stadthagen
    Stadthagen
    Stadthagen is the capital of the district of Schaumburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approx. 20 km east of Minden and 40 km west of Hanover. The city consists of the districts Brandenburg, Enzen-Hobbensen, Hörkamp-Langenbruch, Krebshagen, Obernwöhren, Probsthagen, Reinsen...

  • Schwöbber Castle
  • Erbhof Thedinghausen

Master Builders in the Weser Renaissance style

  • Michael Clare from Schwerin and Weimar:
  • Paul Francke: the Juleum in Helmstedt
    Helmstedt
    Helmstedt is a city located at the eastern edge of the German state of Lower Saxony. It is the capital of the District of Helmstedt. Helmstedt has 26,000 inhabitants . In former times the city was also called Helmstädt....

    , Marienkirche in Wolfenbüttel
    Wolfenbüttel
    Wolfenbüttel is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, located on the Oker river about 13 kilometres south of Brunswick. It is the seat of the District of Wolfenbüttel and of the bishop of the Protestant Lutheran State Church of Brunswick...

  • Heinrich Overkotte: the abbey in Bad Gandersheim
    Bad Gandersheim
    Bad Gandersheim is a town in southern Lower Saxony, Germany, located in the district of Northeim. , it had a population 10,572.Bad Gandersheim has many half-timbered houses and is located on the German Framework Road .- Geography :...

    dating to 1600
  • Johann Robyn from Ypres in Flanders: Steingang in Detmold Castle dating to 1557
  • Cord Tönnis from Hamelin: Detmold Castle (Zwerch gable, under Jörg Unkair), the 1589 Leisthaus (for Gerd Leist the house at Osterstraße 9, Hamelin), the house at Bäckerstraße 16, 1568 Rattenfängerkrug, buildings in Rinteln, Schwöbber Castle (in Aerzen
    Aerzen
    Aerzen is a municipality in the Hamelin-Pyrmont district, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated southwest of Hamelin, and north of Bad Pyrmont.- Economy :...

     for Hilmar von Münchhausen)
  • Jörg Unkair from Lustnau
    Lustnau
    Lustnau is a subdivision of Tübingen. It became a part of Tübingen in 1934. Its present population is around 10,000 and the area is 1.43 km² and is the largest subdivision in Tübingen.Lustnau has four kindergartens, a Grundschule and a Hauptschule....

     near Tübingen
    Tübingen
    Tübingen is a traditional university town in central Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated south of the state capital, Stuttgart, on a ridge between the Neckar and Ammer rivers.-Geography:...

    : the Residenz of Neuhaus near Paderborn, the 1532 water castle of Schelenburg in Bissendorf, Petershagen Castle, Stadthagen Castle, Detmold town hall and castle, possibly the water castle of Elmarshausen
  • Hans Vredeman de Vries
    Hans Vredeman de Vries
    Hans Vredeman de Vries was a Dutch Renaissance architect, painter, and engineer. Vredeman de Vries is known for his publication in 1583 on garden design and his books with many examples on ornaments and perspective ....

  • Eberhard Wilkening: Barntrup
    Barntrup
    Barntrup is a town in the Lippe district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It has an area of 59.46 km² and 9.431 inhabitants , and has 433 people who are out of work....

     Castle, Hämelschenburg, Schwöbber Castle, the Hochzeitshaus in Hamelin
  • Hermann Wulff: various buildings in Lemgo

By the Thirty Years War over 30 builders had worked in the Weser Renaissance style.

Sources

  • G. Ulrich Großmann: Renaissance entlang der Weser. Kunst and Kultur in Nordwestdeutschland zwischen Reformation und Dreißigjährigem Krieg, Köln 1989. ISBN 3-7701-2226-7
  • G. Ulrich Großmann: Renaissance in the Weserraum. (Schriften des Weserrenaissance Museums Schloss Brake, 1 and 2), München/Berlin 1989
  • Herbert Kreft and Jürgen Soenke: Die Weserrenaissance. 6. überarbeitete Auflage, Hameln 1986. ISBN 3-8271-9030-4
  • Max Sonnen: Die Weserrenaissance, Münster 1918
  • Elisabeth Kuster-Wendenburg (Text) and Albert Gerdes (Fotos): Der Bremer Stein und die Weserrenaissance. MARUM_RCOM-Bibliothek, Bremen 2002. Kostenloses PDF unter http://www.rcom.marum.de/Weserrenaissance.html
  • Gabriele Brasse: Straße der Weserrenaissance. Ein Kunstreiseführer, Hameln 1991
  • José Kastler, Vera Lüpkes (Hg.): Die Weser. Einfluss in Europa, Ausstellungskatalog Weserrenaissance Museum Schloß Brake, Holzminden 2000
  • Vera Lüpkes, Heiner Borggrefe (Hg.): Adel im Weserraum um 1600, Ausstellungskatalog Weserrenaissance Museum Schloß Brake, München, Berlin 1996
  • Anne Schunicht-Rawe, Vera Lüpkes (Hg.): Handbuch der Renaissance. Deutschland, Niederlande, Belgien, Österreich, Köln 2002
  • Michael Bischoff and Rolf Schönlau: Weser & Renaissance. Wege durch eine Kulturregion, Holzminden 2007. ISBN 978-3-931656-29-4
  • Michael Bischoff and Hillert Ibbeken (Hg.): Schlösser der Weserrenaissance, Stuttgart, London 2008. ISBN 978-3-936681-23-9

External links