Historical town hall

The Gothic town hall on the Großen Markt built in the middle of the 15th century and expanded in 1698/1700 was destroyed in World War Two. In 2011, the facade was reconstructed by a civic trust and in turn, a piece of the city's identity was restored. The main construction time of the town hall was in the period from 1455 to 1500. As a sign of the rich Hanseatic city of Wesel, the decorative front back then was placed in front of two town houses. The delicate construction style was rare and unusual - the Flemish late Gothic is a symbol for artistic self-representation. After the near complete destruction of the old part of Wesel in the middle of February 1945, plans for reconstruction were put on hold to concentrate on the construction of the new city. The symbol of civil self-administration was at risk of being lost forever.

However, the historical town hall Wesel e.V. action group has gathered money since 2003 for the reconstruction of the facade of the late Gothic Flemish town hall. From 2010 to 2011, the action group reconstructed the amazing construction - a unique project in all of Germany.

This reconstruction did not only arise interest in Wesel and the surrounding area, but rather was followed throughout all of Germany. As a result, donations from all around the world were made.

 

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