Historic Renaissance buildings burn in Erfurt
DDP/The Local · 17 Jul 2008, 09:52
Published: 17 Jul 2008 09:52 GMT+02:00
According to police, a fire broke out at the famous 1584 "Zum Breiten Herd" house at around 4:40 am, then spread to the neighbouring historic Gildehaus building.
No one was injured in the fires, but police estimate damages will reach some €2 million.
The Renaissance "Zum Breiten Herd" house is among Erfurt's oldest buildings. The elaborate facade was restored last year.