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This is the town hall of the small town Brakel in the very east of the German state Nordrhein-Westfalen. It was built about 1250. The stepped gables on both sides were added in 1410 and the beautiful Renaissance portal was attached in 1573.

The column left hand in front of the town hall, called Rolandssäule, was erected in 14th century as a symbol of the town's right to hold markets and later on it was used as pillory.

In background you can see the parish church St. Peter and Paul which was built from 1150 to 1190.

In workshop you can see a wider view of the market place with the town hall.

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Additional Photos by Frank Kaiser (Buin) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4255 W: 47 N: 10690] (42232)
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