Marktpl., Freudenstadt

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The largest marketplace in Germany, Freudenstadt's Marktpl. 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 Marktpl. and other attractions to your Freudenstadt trip itinerary using our Freudenstadt itinerary maker.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The largest square in Germany? I do not dispute it, but it is not nothing attractive or has nothing interesting to make it stand above other smaller, but much more beautiful places. If you're going on market day, square is animated, but is the only attraction that you can find in it. My recommendation is not to stop in this town.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The square is very pretty. Full of people on the benches in the Sun, children running and playing with water
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  • August 10, 2017
    FDS is beautiful any time of the year and a market square walking tour a must on any visit. And almost always are interesting events or markets.
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