List of Brick Gothic buildings

The Brick Gothic is a common in northern Germany and the Baltic region construction of the Gothic. Many old towns that are dominated by the brick architecture were declared a World Heritage Site. The Brick Gothic is only blurred distinguished from the preceding Brick Romanesque and subsequent brick Renaissance. Frequently Romanesque buildings were built over or converted gothic, others started Romanesque, Gothic, however completed because of the often decades-long construction period. Such structures often can be divided equally as the Romanesque Gothic. The distribution area of Brick Gothic largely coincides with the zone of influence of the Hanseatic League ( with the exception of Westphalia and the Rhineland ), but east with a distinct preponderance in the younger city foundations of the Elbe. In addition to urban secular buildings, domes and other city churches had monasteries of the mendicant orders, and other religious communities, particularly the Cistercian and Premonstratensian, a significant proportion of the brick architecture. In the German Order of land between East Prussia and Estonia, the German Order built numerous forts.

The list shows buildings that were stylistically influential or had special meaning by their function. The inclusion criterion for this is that the building is treated accordingly in art historical survey works on the brick Gothic and / or its outstanding significance was found in several individual scientific investigations.

The dates given refer to the Gothic buildings that exist today, predecessors and nachgotische changes are not specified in the rule and must be followed over the respective single item. The most influential main buildings of brick Gothic architecture are highlighted in bold. For earlier and later brick buildings of northern Germany and the Baltic region, see the articles brick Romanesque and Renaissance brick. Are not included Gothic brick buildings that do not belong to the culture of northern Germany and the Baltic region, such as those of the Danube region, as these are attributed in the art historical terminology usually not of Brick Gothic.


Mecklenburg -Western Pomerania

Schleswig -Holstein and Hamburg

Brandenburg, Berlin and Saxony- Anhalt

Lower Saxony and Bremen







Russia ( Kaliningrad )