Stará Ľubovňa and surroundings

Günther´s House (No. 12)

One of the most valuable houses on the Stará Ľubovňa square is the building of the arcadian Rennaissance house No.12 so called Günther´s House. It was established in 1636 by connection of two houses formerly possessed by the Ľubovňa toll collector (collector of three tithes as customs duties), Juraj Günther. The nobleman Günther inherited a fortune which had been owned by a very important personality of Stará Ľubovňa, Jakub Lomnický. This man as one of frontier commissioners visited the Tatras in 1543. He is supposed to be one of the Tatran visitors, known by name. It is probable that he had lived in one of those houses which Juraj Günther got reconstructed after the fire in 1639 to a big arcadian Rennaissance house.

In the entrance hall next to the coat-of-arms is the board with the initials and the date G. G. S. C . Rx. M. A .F. et T. L. ANNo 1. 6. 3. 9. which says (Juraj Günther, the courtier at the court of His Royal Majesty and the Ľubovňa collector of three tithes duties, in 1639). The floor, where is the seat of the information centre, has rich stucco decoration.

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