Amtshauptmannhaus Historical Building

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The Amtshauptmannhaus is a remarkable early Baroque building. It is the oldest house in the town after the neighbouring Oranienburg Palace, having been built in 1657 at the direct instigation of Electress Louise Henriette. It is a stately two-storey structure under a mansard hipped roof. The rear of the building is even more attractive than the front because it was designed to be viewed from the park: for this reason, the rear is in fact the front, as it were.
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  • Amtshauptmannhaus
  • Bild: Stadt Oranienburg
As the highest civil servant, the “Amtshauptmann” (“chief administrator”) was responsible for the administration and control of the Oranienburg district office with all its villages. He also supervised implementation of the Elector’s decrees and exercised judicial powers. The first Amtshauptmann of Oranienburg was Privy Councillor Otto von Schwerin. Later, other high-ranking noblemen resided here, which is why it has also been called the “Kavaliershaus” (“Cavalier’s House”).

Today the building also houses an exhibition room dedicated to the work of the sculptor Wieland Förster.
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The Amtshauptmannhaus is a remarkable early Baroque building. It is the oldest house in the town after the neighbouring Oranienburg Palace, having been built in 1657 at the direct instigation of Electress Louise Henriette. It is a stately two-storey structure under a mansard hipped roof. The rear of the building is even more attractive than the front because it was designed to be viewed from the park: for this reason, the rear is in fact the front, as it were.
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  • Amtshauptmannhaus
  • Bild: Stadt Oranienburg
As the highest civil servant, the “Amtshauptmann” (“chief administrator”) was responsible for the administration and control of the Oranienburg district office with all its villages. He also supervised implementation of the Elector’s decrees and exercised judicial powers. The first Amtshauptmann of Oranienburg was Privy Councillor Otto von Schwerin. Later, other high-ranking noblemen resided here, which is why it has also been called the “Kavaliershaus” (“Cavalier’s House”).

Today the building also houses an exhibition room dedicated to the work of the sculptor Wieland Förster.
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Breite Straße 1

16515 Oranienburg

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Weather Today, 9. 8.

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    12 29
  • Thursday
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