Auberge d'Allemagne, Birgu

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Auberge d'Allemagne
Berġa ta' Alemanja
File:Sudika Birgu festa.jpg
Victory Square, with the site where Auberge d'Allemagne once stood in the centre.
General information
Status Demolished, some inner rooms survive.
Address Victory Square
Town or city Birgu
Country Malta
Demolished 1940s

The Auberge d'Allemagne (Maltese: Berġa ta' Alemanja) was one of the eight auberges built in Birgu, Malta, for the langues of the knights of the Order of Saint John. It was a two-storey building and it was connected to Auberge d'Angleterre through the back part of the building. It housed the langue of Allemagne until the building of a new Auberge d'Allemagne in Valletta in 1575. After that it was used as a private house. The building was included on the Antiquities List of 1925, together with the other auberges in Birgu.[1] It was heavily damaged during World War II but the inner rooms survived. Between 1961 and 1963 the site was rebuilt and the rooms which survived destruction in the war were integrated into the new buildings.

These few remains are still of historical significance to this day as they are the only remains of the German langue in Malta since the Valletta Auberge had been demolished in 1839. In fact, the remains were listed as a Grade 3 national monument on 22 December 2009,[2] and they are also listed on the National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands.[3]

References

  1. "Protection of Antiquities Regulations 21st November, 1932 Government Notice 402 of 1932, as Amended by Government Notices 127 of 1935 and 338 of 1939". Malta Environment and Planning Authority. Archived from the original on 20 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Auberge d’Allemagne - Protecting the most significant buildings, monuments and features of Malta (17). Times of Malta, 17 November 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  3. "Auberge d' Allemagne" (PDF). National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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