Germanic Chörlein & Oriel Windows Photos

Oriel or Chörlein windows are typical architectural features of antique Germanic buildings. They push rooms out over streets but do not start at street level, but rather at least one floor up. They provide extra living space and provide a better view along streets than do flat windows. Oriel windows are found in many styles: Gothic, Baroque, etc.

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Renaissance oriel window to Breite Straße on narrow side of first porch at Lübeck Rathaus. Lübeck, Germany.Detail of carvings on Renaissance oriel window to Breite Straße at Lübeck Rathaus. Lübeck, Germany.Detail of carvings on Renaissance oriel window to Breite Straße at Lübeck Rathaus. Lübeck, Germany.Detail of carvings on Renaissance oriel window to Breite Straße at Lübeck Rathaus. Lübeck, Germany.
Renaissance oriel window (1586) to Breite Straße on narrow side of first porch at Lübeck Rathaus. Lübeck, Germany.Detail of carvings on Renaissance oriel window (1586) to Breite Straße at Lübeck Rathaus. Lübeck, Germany.Detail of carvings on Renaissance oriel window (1586) to Breite Straße at Lübeck Rathaus. Lübeck, Germany.Detail of carvings on Renaissance oriel window (1586) to Breite Straße at Lübeck Rathaus. Lübeck, Germany.
Oriel window in heritage Schnoor Quarter. Bremen, Germany.House with oriel window. Celle, Germany.Painting details & oriel window of Celle City Hall. Celle, Germany.Chörlein bay window on Sebalder Pfarrhof at Sebalder Platz. Nuremberg, Germany.
Oriel window in heritage Schnoor Quarter. Bremen, Germany.House with oriel window (1898). Celle, Germany.Painting details & oriel window of Celle City Hall (1579). Celle, Germany.Chörlein bay window on Sebalder Pfarrhof at Sebalder Platz. Nuremberg, Germany.
Details of carvings on Chörlein bay window on Sebalder Pfarrhof at Sebalder Platz. Nuremberg, Germany.Oriel window at Tucher Mansion Museum. Nuremberg, Germany.Adam & Eve relief on Oriel window at Tucher Mansion Museum. Nuremberg, Germany.Heritage building with Chörlein bay window spans Pegnitz River. Nuremberg, Germany.
Details of carvings on Chörlein bay window on Sebalder Pfarrhof at Sebalder Platz. Nuremberg, Germany.Oriel window at Tucher Mansion Museum. Nuremberg, Germany.Adam & Eve relief on Oriel window at Tucher Mansion Museum. Nuremberg, Germany.Heritage building with Chörlein bay window spans Pegnitz River. Nuremberg, Germany.
Chörlein bay window on Lammsgasse. Nuremberg, Germany.Chörlein bay window on Neutorstraße. Nuremberg, Germany.Chörlein bay window on Albrecht-Dürer-Straße. Nuremberg, Germany.Heritage building at Sebalder Platz. Nuremberg, Germany.
Chörlein bay window on Lammsgasse. Nuremberg, Germany.Chörlein bay window on Neutorstraße. Nuremberg, Germany.Chörlein bay window on Albrecht-Dürer-Straße. Nuremberg, Germany.Heritage building at Sebalder Platz. Nuremberg, Germany.
Commercial building built in old style on Königstraße at Peuntgasse. Nuremberg, Germany.Hotel Deutscher Kaiser on Königstraße. Nuremberg, Germany.Nassauer Haus with sundial is only surviving Romanesque tower house on Karolinenstraße opposite St. Lawrence church. Nuremberg, Germany.Entrance at Fembohaus City Museum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Commercial building built in old style on Königstraße at Peuntgasse. Nuremberg, Germany.Hotel Deutscher Kaiser on Königstraße. Nuremberg, Germany.Nassauer Haus (12th-13thC) with sundial is only surviving Romanesque tower house on Karolinenstraße opposite St. Lawrence church. Nuremberg, Germany.Entrance at Fembohaus City Museum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Building with projecting multi-storied porch with carved support. Trier, Germany.Germanic style town hall. Bernkastel-Kues, Germany.Shop building near Lübeck Rathaus. Lübeck, Germany.Oriel window at Fuggerei which consists of 53 gabled houses for the poor founded by Jakob Fugger. Augsburg, Germany.
Building with projecting multi-storied porch with carved support. Trier, Germany.Germanic style town hall. Bernkastel-Kues, Germany.Shop building near Lübeck Rathaus. Lübeck, Germany.Oriel window at Fuggerei (1516) which consists of 53 gabled houses for the poor founded by Jakob Fugger. Augsburg, Germany. Architect: Thomas Krebs.
Oriel window on Maximilian Museum in Renaissance town palace. Augsburg, Germany.Octagonal oriel window on corner of Coburg Stadthaus. Coburg, Germany.Artistic painting detail on octagonal oriel window of Coburg Stadthaus. Coburg, Germany.Octagonal oriel window on corner of Coburg Stadthaus. Coburg, Germany.
Oriel window on Maximilian Museum in Renaissance town palace (1546). Augsburg, Germany.Octagonal oriel window on corner of Coburg Stadthaus. Coburg, Germany.Artistic painting detail on octagonal oriel window of Coburg Stadthaus. Coburg, Germany.Octagonal oriel window on corner of Coburg Stadthaus. Coburg, Germany.
Stone city library with oriel window. Coburg, Germany.Stadthaus painted oriel tower. Coburg, Germany.Stadthaus painted oriel tower. Coburg, Germany.Oriel corner window on Hofbrauhaus am Platzl. Munich, Germany.
Stone city library with oriel window. Coburg, Germany.Stadthaus painted oriel tower. Coburg, Germany.Stadthaus painted oriel tower. Coburg, Germany.Oriel corner window on Hofbrauhaus am Platzl. Munich, Germany.

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