Station: [14] The Chapel

Look at that high, vaulted ceiling – doesn’t it remind you of a chapel? 

We call this room our private chapel, though there’s no evidence of how this space was used in the 16th century.

It’s the tapering, cross-ribbed vault that’s reminiscent of an ecclesiastical space. The ceiling has been decorated with painted leaves and flowers. The plants, which are reminiscent of fire lilies and martagon lilies, bloom in delicate shades of green and red. The flowers sketched in black, on the other hand, were added by the restorers. 

The room was only discovered and opened up during extensive restoration work in the mid-1990s. It had been walled up, which is why you don't see an old doorway here. However, the room was connected to the neighbouring building. It had been used by the residents as a bathroom or kitchen for quite some time.

Your next stop is a surprise. That’s because the room by the stairs is where we hold our special exhibitions. We’re counting on your curiosity!


All depictions: © Dagmar Trüpschuch und Cranach Stiftung