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Markplatz, Freudenstadt

(4.3/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
The largest marketplace in Germany, Freudenstadt's Markplatz sits on a high plateau at the edge of the Black Forest. Bordered by arcaded houses, the marketplace was built in 1599 and designed by architect Heinrich Schickhardt. The Upper Square, the most vibrant and diverse part of the market, contains the town church and Schickhardtbau police housing. The Lower Square is adorned with fountains and a lifesize version of Nine Men's Morris, a traditional European board game. (You can borrow game pieces from the tourist office). All around the marketplace, you can explore shops, restaurants, and cafes with local produce. Don't miss the Black Forest cake, a specialty of the region. Add Markplatz and other attractions to your Freudenstadt trip itinerary using our Freudenstadt itinerary maker.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • recommended especially in winter when it snowed and the small, fine shops to the stroll invite.
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  • Beautifully surrounded by arcades with interesting shops, invites you to the "loitering". Unfortunately the weather was not ideal; lots and lots of snow and cold.
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  • This market place is huge and has plenty of space with its 4 large expanses. We were here in early January, in the snow. The place was great with the lights. The shops are located like in arcades and thus the overall picture disturbs no flickering outdoor advertising. This is however also a disadvantage if one searches such as the Pharmacy and immediately saw always the familiar "A". But what have we the possibility to look at mobile. Thus, the beauty is maintained.
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  • Beautiful market place in form of a square surrounded by a arcaded sidewalk. You can find a lot cafes and shops. Simon Visit my website: www.noireblanc.de
  • Very old, architecturally rich place...
  • Awesome Market place , great view
  • Biggest town square in Germany. Bit of a tourist trap though.
  • Large square but very average.