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The Brick Architecture of North Germany
“Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together.”
(Ludwig Mies van der Rohe)
Mainly found in North Germany and the Baltic region, the brick Gothic style actually owes its existence to a lack of suitable building materials. The use of bricks as a building material began in the 12th century, with the oldest brick buildings therefore dating back to the Romanesque period. Examples include the monasteries at Lehnin and Jerichow.