Make a note of 18 June 2022, the Day of Brick Gothic. — Throughout this day, you can enjoy many special events, exciting guided tours and exclusive insights organised by numerous members of the European Route of Brick Gothic.
On Saturday 18 June 2022, several German and Polish towns and cities along the European Route of Brick Gothic will celebrate the Day of Brick Gothic for the fifth time and offer a rich programme centred on medieval architecture made of brick.
Their shared cultural heritage of Brick Gothic unites the member towns and cities, and they have joined forces to communicate this to the wider public. A key joint concern is to create a deeper understanding and appreciation of this cultural landscape and to inspire interest in its preservation.
The Day of Brick Gothic is all about drawing attention to local Brick Gothic architecture. Themed events and activities help to raise awareness of Brick Gothic structures, especially among the local and regional population:
Experience culinary offers from “brick cakes” to fully laid monastic tables, festive exhibition openings, or dedicated concerts that make the Middle Ages come back to live musically. There will also be special guided tours for children and adults, exciting lectures, talks with experts or varied family afternoons to choose from. The Day of Brick Gothic has the perfect programme for every visitor. You can vividly explore the history of the Middle Ages, the Hanseatic League and the art of brick architecture on this special day.
The Day of Brick Gothic – held annually across Europe on the third Saturday in June on the initiative of the European Route of Brick Gothic – draws attention to the cultural heritage of Brick Gothic. The 1st Day of Brick Gothic in 2018 was prompted by the European Year of Cultural Heritage, celebrated throughout Europe under the motto “Sharing Heritage”. In Germany, Denmark and Poland, the Day of Brick Gothic is organised in close cooperation between representatives from the fields of heritage conservation, science and arts, the churches, as well as tourism and administration. It is coordinated by the association European Route of Brick Gothic.
The 17 participating cities in 2022 are:
Bad Doberan, Burg Stargard, Bützow with monastery in Rühn, Chełmno, Chorin, Frankfurt/Oder, Gdańsk, Greifswald, Grudziądz, Güstrow, Lübeck, Lüneburg, Parchim, Płock, Prenzlau, Ribnitz-Damgarten, Rostock.
All participating towns and cities and the varied programme of the day are available at Event Day of Brick Gothic