Schreiber-Bogen Cardboard Butchers Guild House in Hildesheim

Item number 556

Item ID 556

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Schreiber-Bogen Cardboard Butchers Guild House in Hildesheim


Butchers Giuld House

Colored cardboard model to cut out and paste together!

Material: paper, cardboard

Number of sheets: 2,5

Scale: 1:160

Difficulty: 2

Additionally required: paper scissors, glue
Useful Tools: scalpel, small clamps and needles for fixing

Manufacturer classifies the models in 5 levels of difficulty:

"Child model": very easy and with childlike motives
      "0": Beginner model
      "1": Easy
      "2": Moderately difficult
      "3": Difficult

Length:  11cm

Width:   9cm
Height   14cm

At first, the strange name of this building is striking,  The Butchers' Guild. The Butchers' Guild House is therefore the Guildhall of the butcher. It was originally one of three houses of the butcher guild in Hildesheim. Here the image of the butchers was documented by the height of the gable. With 26 m height it surpassed the Headquarters of the city fathers. The richly decorated facades were one of the many representations of the butcher. So it came to this unique construction, which is considered the most beautiful wooden house in the world. It stands on the market square of Hildesheim and was built in 1529 - an artistic masterpiece of the late Gothic period. Destroyed during the Second World War on 22 March 1945 it was rebuilt until 1986. To achieve the original state, was used partly the old materials that were collected over a wide area during the demolition of appropriate homes. Also technically worked in traditional style: 400 cubic meters of oak were assembled in more than 4,300 pieces with about 7,500 wooden nails. Basis for the reconstruction were photographs that were fortunately available. They was achieved with the help of photogrammetry as planning documents. Also there were documents and views from different times. The Gable of the roof proved difficult due to the static of its steepness.  Because the whole weight of the roof fell on the projections, which projected a total of up to 2.40 m. There was great difficulty in using traditional techniques with present regulations. The carvings on the façade were reconstructed after viewing old photos. On the right is a naked behind portal post that also shows a hand. A face, only a little more deeply, which the tongue sticks out, you can piece together a Götz von Berlichingen quote. Later on, the pictures on the soffits above the window were done by Georg Bergmann in 1853. This model is faithfully done to show the details from that Era.