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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
TripAdvisor
  • Very large main square with underground parking, surrounding buildings with arcades and shops for all tastes
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  • We have included in the itinerary of your visit in the city of Freudenstadt, much bigger than I imagined, partly because in the midst of the black forest. Out of curiosity to see the largest square in Germany was abundantly rewarded, arcades that cover the entire perimeter, water features and all kinds of shops make it a truly charming place.
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  • He is big in the region or even the largest. Surrounded by arcades with some nice shops to stroll. When weather is nice and nasty (autumnal rain day - good that the shops in the arcade are) weather experienced. Sure nice to the Christmas market
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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.