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Markplatz, Freudenstadt
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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
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  • A curiosity to see the Stadtkirsche with all its history. Arcades of shops to do a little shopping during the tour.
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  • Window shopping arcades, food in the Brewery located on the market square, we found this worth seeing. A bit we have reminds us of the arcades in Meran and Bozen, but the marketplace in Freudenstadt is much bigger and worth seeing.
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  • Freudenstadt is known for Markplatz, its enormous market square of almost square shape (216x219 meters) and surrounded by a beautiful portico. Situated in the very heart of the old city, is in practice the only attraction of this town. Definitely worth a stop if you're passing through, but not worth going there on purpose. My family and I were passing through and stopped an hour (longer is not worth it) The Markplatz Freudenstadt is also the largest square in Germany. Actually this square is a set of 3 squares because it is crossed by two parallel roads and a median, open to traffic. Various levels and a pronounced slope differentiate the functions of individual portions of the square: the Markplatz is navigable along its entire perimeter, protected by porches with shops and restaurants, so it is suitable for a nice walk on a rainy day.
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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.