Albrechtsburg Castle, Meissen: the Grosser Wendelstein (or Great External Staircase)

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RIBApix ref no RIBA23293
Architect/DesignerArnold von Westfalen (c. 1425-1480)
Artist/PhotographerWerner, C.
CountryGermany
CityMeissen
Subject Date1524
Image Date1844
ViewExterior
StyleGothic
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceEW E.e.567/3
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes SOURCE: Ludwig Puttrich. Denkmale der Baukunst des Mittelalters in Sachsen (Leipzig, 1844-1850), vol. 3, 'Das Schloss und der Dom zu Meissen und Kloster Heiligen-Kreuz unfern Davon' (1844), pl. 16b NOTES: The Albrechtsburg, a transition from a medieval fort to a royal residence begun in 1470, was the home of Europe's first porcelain factory from 1710 to 1863.

Subject tags

spiral stairs, castles, palaces