Albrecht Dürer, Nürnberg

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    Albrecht Dürer's House

    by Nemorino Updated Nov 20, 2013

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    Albrecht D��rer's House

    This house shows the living and working quarters of the great artist Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). There are no original Dürer paintings here, but a number of copies and reproductions, and a lot of information about his life and career.

    And about how he mixed his paint, for example. You wouldn't believe all the things he mixed in to get the colors he wanted. (Suffice it to say some of them smelled pretty bad.)

    Admission to Dürer's house costs EUR 5.00 for adults, or EUR 3.00 for those who get a reduction (prices as of 2013). Included in the admission fee is the use of an audio guide, on which Dürer's wife, Agnes Dürer, explains the various rooms of the house and what went on there while she and her husband were alive. I only heard the German version, but the audio guide is also available in English, French, Italian and Japanese.

    These narrations are very nicely done, I must admit, but if you are as impatient as I am you might find some of them a bit long-winded. In this case just push the STOP button on the audio guide, go on to the next room and type in the number of the recording for that room.

    If you intend to go to more than one museum in Nürnberg on the same day, by all means ask about a combination ticket. Often it is possible to visit two or more museums for the price of one.

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    THE DURER PIRCKHEIMER FOUNTAIN

    by balhannah Written Jul 7, 2013

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    Durer Pirckheimer Fountain

    The Durer Pirckheimer Fountain is also known as the "Friendship Fountain."
    It was 1821, and the 350th Birthday anniversay of Albrech Durer when this Fountain was erected. Why it's called the Friendship Fountain is because of two important men from Nuremberg who were friends. Albrecht Durer and Willibald Pirckheimer can be seen on the bronze medallions of the Fountain. The fountain basin is fed by two water-spouting lions faces.

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    Statue - Albrecht Dürer

    by grayfo Written Aug 10, 2012

    Albrecht Dürer (21 May 1471 – 6 April 1528) was a German painter, printmaker and theorist from Nuremberg. His prints established his reputation across Europe when he was still in his twenties, and he has been conventionally regarded as the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance ever since. The bronze statue was designed by Christian Daniel Rauch in 1840 and sits atop a rectangular stone column.

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    Tiergartentor Platz

    by IreneMcKay Written Jul 15, 2012

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    Tiergartentor Square

    This beautiful square has wonderful old Franconian houses, Durer's House, a slaughtered hare statue, a well. There is a wonderful viewpoint over this square from the castle gardens. You can access the castle from here by going up the steps or through the archway, though that is a much longer route.

    The famous artist Durer's house is on this square and there is a statue of him down the hill a bit on Durerplatz.

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    Albrecht Duerer House

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 9, 2011

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    Albrecht Duerer’s House in Nuremberg is now a museum. Duerer was a famous German (Renaissance) artist who lived from 1471 to 1528. As well as showing many of his works, this museum also has a workshop showing the various artistic techniques he used in his works. Visitors can tour the house with the aid of an audio guide in five languages, explaining the rooms, furnishings, and about the artist himself. The house itself is noteworthy, being half-timbered.

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    Albrecht Dürer - House

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Jul 8, 2011
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    In this sandstone/half-timbered house near the Tiergärtnertor square, south of the Kaiserburg, Albrecht Dürer, the most influential artist of the German renaissance, lived and worked since 1420. Dürer is famous for his graphic art, woodcuts, water paintings, and theoretical treatises on perspective and proportions in art. Among his best-known works are "A piece of turf", "Hare", "Knight, Death, and Devil", "Melancholia", and "The Rhinoceros" (part of his work can be seen in the "Germanisches Nationalmuseum" in Nürnberg). The Dürerhaus is open Tueday to Sunday and shows the living rooms of the Dürer family as well as the artist`s workplace.

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    Albrecht Dürer Hare

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jun 8, 2011

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    ‘A Young Hare’ is one of the best Durer's watercolors and gouaches on paper. It has become the symbol of Dürer.
    ‘A Young Hare’ is painted for the sheer enjoyment that Dürer experienced in creating images and it is this pleasure that we experience when looking at it.

    A bronze sculpture by Jürgen Goertz showing the world-famous Dürer Hare stands in Tiergärtnertorplatz since 1984. The work is to be interpreted as a provocation of Dürer's work that has been reproduced millions of times.

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    Albrecht Dürer Monument

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jun 8, 2011

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    Durer's monument in Nuremberg's city center is a 19th century statue perched atop a rectangular stone column.
    Albrecht Dürer - the great citizen of Nuremberg deserved this monument without doubt.
    Dürer was born on 21 May 1471 in Nuremberg. He was a third child and second son of his parents, who had between fourteen and eighteen children. His father was a successful goldsmith, originally named Ajtósi, who in 1455 had moved to Nuremberg from Ajtós, near Gyula in Hungary.
    Initially, it was "Thürer," meaning doormaker, which is "ajtós" in Hungarian (from "ajtó", meaning door).
    Dürer died in Nuremberg at the age of 56.

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    Albrecht Dürer Haus

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jun 7, 2011

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    At the north end of Albrecht-Dürer-Strasse in Nuremberg, below the castle hill, is the 15th C. Dürer House, in which Dürer lived from 1509 until his death in 1528. It displays copies of some of his works.
    "Back to Dürer" - this is the motto of Albrecht Dürer's House, presenting the living and working quarters of the great artist, Albrecht Dürer.

    Open 10.00 – 17.00
    Closed on Mondays

    Cost 5 euros (Adults)

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    Albrecht Durer’s House

    by mirchica Updated Jan 7, 2011

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    Albrecht Durer is a famous artist (1471-1528). Now his house is a museum that presents the way he had lived and worked. There are special attractions - painting and printing workshop from his time. Visitors are guided by audio-guide (in five languages) by the lady of the house Agnes Dürer, Albrecht’s wife. She tells a lot in every room you enter

    Opening hours:
    Every day from 10 am to 5(6) pm
    Entrance: 5 Euros for adults

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    The Albrecht Dührer House

    by lifeisatrip Written Oct 30, 2009

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    The guided tour not only gave us insight into Albrecht Dührer's life, but also about life in the 1400-1500s. One must definitely take 'Agnes's guided tour', it's much more interesting and insightful. The tour guide takes the persona of Albrecht's wife, Agnes. She took us back to the time when she was married to Albrecht and to his death bed.

    A. Dührer, jr. was an accomplished artist and a mathematician, having manifested his gift for the arts at the young age of 13. He was born in Nürnberg from parents of Hungarian descent of the name 'Ajtos' meaning door, which was later changed to Türer which sounds similar to Tur, a German word meaning door. He was one of 18 children!

    His engraving 'Melacholia' contains the first magic square in Europe.

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    Albrecht Durer House

    by nicolaitan Updated Nov 30, 2007

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    Albrecht Durer, (1471-1528) one of Germany's greatest painters and perhaps Northern Europe's foremost Renaissance artist, was born and lived in Nuremberg his entire life excepting several years spent in Italy, Belgium, and Holland perfecting his craft. He was most renowned in his own time for his old master prints from woodcuttings created from his sketches. Today he is equally famous for his religious and secular paintings, the latter ranging from animals to portraits to his well-known self-portraits. Far more than an artist, this polymath was also well-versed in geography, mathematics including geometry and mathematic applications to human and animal proportions, fortifications, printing, and business management. He was skilled in etching and worked both with gold (his father was a goldsmith) and copper. Space does not permit a full appreciation of his accomplishments and intelllect.

    The Albrecht Durer House Museum presents his working and living environment and is considered one of the best and most accurate reconstructions of life in the early 16th Century. We found the museum as interesting for its presentation of upper class life as for its tribute to Durer. The house is typical with sandstone lower levels and half-timbered upper levels. The ground level contains a collection of Durer reproductions (there are no original artworks here) and an auditorium showing a good 10 minute movie. The middle levels are the living area with a completely time-period kitchen - very well done. The top level has the most interesting rooms - painting and printing workshops with demonstrations of the printing unit.

    An interesting if somewhat cloying audioguide is included with admission, narrated by a woman taking the role of Durer's wife Agnes. Or one can visit with a woman in period dress giving the same presentation. The audioguide is reasonably comprehensive and informative but mixed with a goodly amount of complaints, personal comments about the difficulties of living with an artist, whining, and useless chitchat.

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    Albrecht-Dürer-Haus (Albrecht Dürer's House)

    by islaazul Updated Aug 30, 2005

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    Albrecht D��rer's

    The Albrecht Dürer house is a handsome half-timbered building (erected ca. 1420) on the prettiest square in Nuremberg.

    In the screening room, the short film "Albertus Durer Noricus" introduces you to the work of Germany's great Renaissance artist. In the workshop, modern-day craftspeople demonstrate the techniques Dürer used to produce new prints.

    The best part of the visit is that the tour guide is dressed as Dürer's wife, Mistress Agnes Dürer, and she gives the tour using first-person anecdotes.

    NOTE: She gives the tour in English every Saturday at 2 pm.

    Opening hours:
    Tue - Sun 10 am - 5 pm, Thu 10 am - 8 pm, July - Sept.and during the Christmas Market also Mon 10 am - 5 pm

    Entrance fees:
    Adults 5,- € / reduced 2,50 € / school classes 1,20 € / groups (10 or more persons) 3,70 € / families 5,50 € or 10,50 €
    Limited wheelchair accessibility

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    by antistar Written Jun 22, 2005

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    Albrecht-D��rer-Haus, Nuremberg

    Born in 1471 Albrecht Dürer is widely regarded as Germany's greatest Renaissance artist. He is considered an Old Master, and was born, bred and died in Nüremberg. His name is proudly boasted around the city, and his work adorns a number of buildings and also resides in the vast Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Here, in the house that he lived in from 1509 until his death in 1528, is a museum that charts the life of this great artist. There are multimedia presentations and tours, some led by an actress playing the part of Albrecht's wife.

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    Albrecht Dürer's House

    by Sjalen Updated Nov 21, 2004

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    This is the house that the famous artist Dürer bought when he could afford it. He turned it into a home and studio, and made the house alive with printing, etching and painting. When he wasn't thinking about the world in general or inviting academic friends...or travelling around Europe. I didn't know anything about Dürer before, other than that he was a famous German artist. Here, I learnt about his background, paintings, contacts with other great thinkers of the time, family, and the general philosophy of his days. Quite Germany's answer to Da Vinci, I now hope to read a book about him as I was totally absorbed by this very special personality. There is another photo in my City views travelogue, showing the house's position next to the city wall.

    Today, you wander around with an audioguide and listen to his wife Agnes telling you the story of their life in the absolutely gorgeous house, and get quite a bit on life in Nürnberg at the time thrown in.

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