City of Memmingen:Hallhof

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Red Route - Hallhof


After the Reformation, the houses of the former monastery courtyard were deemed either Catholic or Evangelical, depending on the previous owner’s confession. The Hallhof’s most prominent features today are the elegant façade of the county court and the roofs of the earlier brewery.


The monks were relieved of their responsibilities for the hospice with the division of the monastery in the C.14th. The monastery remained in the upper part of the building until 1803 and the poor and sick were cared for in the city hospital, which was situated in the lower section.


The combination of frescos and stucco, within the high and narrow church-nave, is particularly noteworthy. The “Wessobrunn” stucco, the work of Matthias Stiller in 1709, with its garlands, mussels and acanthus leaves, is considered one of the most beautiful in southern Germany.