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General information on the Museum Tucher Mansion and Hirsvogel Hall.

Museum Tucher Mansion and Hirsvogel Hall

View of the Garden Façade of the Tucher Mansion from the Renaissance Gardens.

Current Events in the Museum Tucher Mansion and Hirsvogel Hall

You may find information on current events and exhibitions in the Museum Tucher Mansion on the German website.

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Guided Tours

Guided tour in historical costume
At 2 p.m. every Sunday

internal Link With Katharina Tucher Through the Museum Tucher Mansion
<http://www.museums.nuremberg.de/tucher-mansion/costume-tours.html>

Please note:
The costumed guided tour is only available in German.

The so-called Reception Room in the Tucher Mansion.

General Information on the Museum Tucher Mansion and Hirsvogel Hall

The world of the major merchant families and of the noble Patricians comes to life again in the Museum Tucher Mansion.

This garden residence, completed in 1544, was used not only for business deals, but sumptuous parties were also celebrated here in former years. It almost seems as if the former residents had just gone out for a walk.

Apart from valuable furniture and tapestries, the museum presents the famous Tucher ewers, especially enamelled in Limoges, as well as a silver double goblet created by Wenzel Jamnitzer and a portrait of Hans VI. Tucher, painted by Albrecht Dürer's teacher, Michael Wolgemut.

With the re-creation of the Hirsvogel Hall, Nuremberg's "Renaissance Island" was complete. After the destruction of World War II, and the 'temporary' storage of the hall's furnishings for decades, the famous hall found a new home in the redesigned gardens of the Tucher Mansion.

The sumptuous interior decoration created by Peter Flötner, with its Renaissance elements of Italian origin which were then very unusual for Nuremberg, was restored in its original style. The large ceiling painting depicting the "Downfall of Phaeton", painted on 20 separate canvasses by Dürer's pupil, Georg Pencz, was thoroughly restored.

By the way, the former mistress of the house guides visitors through both the Museum Tucher Mansion and the Hirsvogel Hall in person: every Sunday afternoon and by arrangement, "Katharina Tucher" talks in vivid detail about life and parties in a Renaissance Patrician household.

internal Link With Katharina Tucher Through the Museum Tucher Mansion
<http://www.museums.nuremberg.de/tucher-mansion/costume-tours.html>

Please note:
The costumed guided tour is only available in German.

By the Way:
The Tucher Mansion's entry hall with its impressive late Gothic cross-vaulting and the Hirsvogel Hall may be hired for events. You may find further information concerning hire on the German website of the Museum Tucher Mansion.

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