Korona Hotel Wroclaw Market Square, Wrocław
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Among the many historic buildings in Wroclaw, there is a property address, Rynek 29 - Oławska 2, mostly known as the old tenement house called "Under the Golden Crown". It is, spectacular example of creative retrospective, in the post-war reconstruction of Wroclaw. It has relict of medieval and Renaissance architecture, but the aboveground parts have a skeleton structure of commercial buildings from the early 20th century.

In more detail:

  • 13th century: the brick building first appeared on the market square
  • 1471: it is said that a wine-cellar was kept inside the building
  • 1521: acquired by Johan von Holtz, from Cologne who hired Italian workers to rebuild it. It is said that Vincenzio da Parmataro, the main architect, drew his inspiration from Venecian palaces.
  • 1528: the date found on the portal of the building is the date the construction was complete along with the sentence “Raised by a divine hand and devoted to God’s grace”
  • 1801: it is said that the building hosted a social club within
  • 1902: despite strong opposition from historians, conservationalists and residents, the new owners, company “Goldene Krone” demolished the renaissance building to replace it with a modern department store.
  • 1904: “Zur Goldene Krone” was built by architects Kayser & Groszheim from Berlin giving the building a monumental, Art Nouveau-Renaissance form. Inside one would find the famous “Golden Crown” café, a meeting place for all and an inspiration for the more artistic.
  • 1945: during the siege in Wroclaw the building was destroyed.
  • 1957-1960: On the steel structure and massive ceilings, which were the only ones that survived, the building that one sees today was built resembling it’s primary renaissance style.
  • 1959: a ceramic golden crown is added to the corner of the building in memory of the building’s history
  • 1970: it is entered in the register of monuments as a department store and operates as such for the following years
  • 2011: acquisition of the building by “Otis” company
  • 2019: “Korona Hotel” opens
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ul. Oławska 2
50-123 Wrocław, Polska

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