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BURGKAPELLE ZIESAR

BURGKAPELLE ZIESAR
Brandenburg, Germany
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BACKGROUND

Founded 800 years ago, Burg Ziesar, a vast castle complex 45 miles west of Berlin, sits atop an earlier Slavic fortification. Its red-brick chapel was designed in the late Gothic style and consecrated in 1470. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

In 2002, the paintings in the burgkapelle were surveyed to determine the most damaged areas and develop conservation solutions. The bonding layer between the walls and ornamentation had loosened, causing paint to flake off. After a preservation management plan for the chapel was created, WMF contributed toward the restoration of the murals in 2003. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Burg Ziesar is architecturally rich, possessing elements from every period after its construction. The castle is historically unique in its region and the decoration in the late-Gothic burgkapelle is prized for its rarity and esteemed for its intricacy and beauty. (...)