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Kornmarkt, Heidelberg

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Beginning its life as a hospital-- the outline of which you can see in the paving stones of the square--Kornmarkt became a marketplace in 1557. Now, it's a central destination for many events and celebrations, including the town's Christmas market. It's also an excellent jumping-off point for your tour of the city. Take advantage of the convenient parking below the square, and take in the impressive view of the castle looming above. If you plan to spend time at an event, remember to wear comfy shoes, as the uneven cobblestones can be hard on the feet. Happily, the many cozy cafes and taverns provide plenty of options for sitting down. Plan to visit Kornmarkt and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Heidelberg attractions using our Heidelberg itinerary maker.
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  • The statue is interesting. The view of the castle is wonderful. Christmas would be a special time here. We went in the summer and totally enjoyed it. 
  • As the name implies, this is the square where once there was the corn market. The square is large but not particularly significant. At the Center is a statue that was erected in 1718 by the Jesuits in attempt to bring citizens to Catholicism. Beautiful view of the Castle.
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  • From this square is Heidelberg Castle come back! Close to the cable car station. April is less tourists, was quiet.
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  • Very convenient location. Easy walk from multiple parking garages. We parked in Parkhaus Kornmarkt/Schloss, and it didn't even take 5 minutes to walk to the hotel.
  • Excellent location in the Centre of Heidelberg and to be able to walk to everywhere. Breakfast is good, room is quiet, parking garage around the corner and plenty of restaurants in the city centre. Start of the bus tour nearby for a quick introduction to the city. A city with lots of attractions and a delicious historical atmosphere. Very worth it.
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  • Comfortable room, great location, friendly staff. I always like to come back.
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