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The Town Hall, Gengenbach, Germany | Gengenbach - Baden-Württemberg, Germany (IMG_6397.jpg)

The Town Hall, Gengenbach, Germany

This is one of the most beautiful town halls from the 18th Century. It was built in 1784by Viktor Kretz. The columns and the round arches have a festive effect and lead to an open hallway. On the well-designed triangular gable, the Gengenbach sculptor Peter Schwab created the beautiful figures: Justitia and Prudentia crowned by a powerful eagle carrying the town’s coat of arms. Four consoles with heads line the bottom of the decorative balcony. These heads represent the four great areas of the earth: Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. They are meant to demonstrate openness among the peoples of the world.
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