20 June 2020 is the Day of Brick Gothic! On this day, numerous members of the European Route of Brick Gothic invite the public to enjoy special events, fascinating tours and exclusive insights. This year, the Europe-wide Day of Brick Gothic takes place digitally on the internet.
The member cities of the European Route of Brick Gothic combine the shared cultural heritage of Brick Gothic – the Medieval Brick Gothic architecture predominantly in the Baltic Sea region, which they aim to convey together to the general public. An important shared goal is to inspire people for conserving this cultural heritage.
The special day declared by the European Route of Brick Gothic is held throughout Europe every year on the third Saturday in June and raises awareness of the cultural heritage of Brick Gothic. The occasion for the first Day of Brick Gothic in 2018 was the European Year of Cultural Heritage, which was celebrated across Europe with the idea of “Sharing Heritage”. In Germany, Denmark and Poland, the Day of Brick Gothic is realised through the combined effort of representatives of monument preservation, science, the Church, tourism and administration and is implemented in cooperation with the European Route of Brick Gothic.
The 13 participating cities in 2020 are: Anklam, Bad Doberan, Bardowick, Buxtehude, Chełmno, Frankfurt (Oder), Gdańsk, Grudziądz, Güstrow, Lüneburg, Parchim, Prenzlau, Rostock.