Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Renaissance: Town hall of Lucerne

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Series:

Das Schweizerische Schulwandbilder Werk

Timeframe:

Frühe Neuzeit

Scene of action:

Lucerne

Illustrator:

Hügin, K.

Publisher:

Ernst Ingold & Co., Herzogenbuchsee

Year of publication:

1963

Themes:

European history   

The picture shows the town hall of Lucerne, which was built under the direction of Anton Isenmann between 1602 and 1606. The Renaissance-style building covered with an overhanging roof, representing a traditional style from the canton of Bern. In the right corner of the picture the weapon of Lucerne is depicted. The pictures shows Lucerne at a time when it had great influence in the Swiss Confederation.