Buerklein, Friedrich

Friedrich Buerklein (1813- 1872)

Georg Friedrich Christian Buerklein was born 1813 in Burk / Middle Franconia, was a German architect and a pupil of Friedrich von Gardeners.
His first important work was the construction of the town hall in Fuerth, which is deeply influenced by the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Bürklein also created the Central Station in Munich with its steel construction and the stations of Augsburg, Bamberg, Ansbach, Neu-Ulm, Courtyard, Noerdlingen, Rosenheim, Wurzburg, Nuremberg and Bad Kissingen.
From 1851 Bürklein was the chief architect of the royal Maximilian Street in Munich with all its state buildings including the Maximilianeum. Neogothic Its architecture was influenced by the perpendicular style and was strongly disputed. Before the Maximilianeum was finished Bürklein was replaced by Gottfried Semper. The sensitive Bürklein mentally deranged died in the sanatorium of Werneck.

Important works by Friedrich Buerklein