Market Square (Marktplatz), Heidelberg

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Market Square (Marktplatz), Heidelberg's main square, buzzes with activity and is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Stroll through the platz, soak up the atmosphere, and admire some of its most important buildings, such as the Church of the Holy Ghost and the town hall. Pop into some of the small shops that line the square to pick up local crafts as souvenirs. Grab a seat at a terraced restaurant or bar, sample a hefeweizen beer, and people-watch. Markets are held here on Wednesdays and Saturdays. With our custom trip planner, Heidelberg attractions like Market Square (Marktplatz) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • It is a place full of activities, located between the Town Hall and the Church of the Holy Spirit and is bordered by Hauptstrasse South. In the middle ages, the place was used for burning witches and heretics at the stake, according to the procedures of the time. The square was and is today, the market place where they sell fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, flowers, crafts and all kinds of food and products. Occur twice per week. In the center of the square is a fountain and the statue of Hercules, which was developed at the beginning of the 18th century. The statue that is seen today is a replica; the original is kept in the Kurpfälzisches Museum. During the summer months, the cafes located along the edges of the square have seats outdoors to enjoy the view and good weather.
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  • The market square is a very pretty place and well worth a visit when visiting this student town of Heidelberg. I would go back again!  more »
  • I was here for the Christmas markets in December, and it was so pretty! It’s also well located with plenty to do and see just around and just off the square. I recommend stopping in here!  more »
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  • A little square in the old part of Heidelberg where you can grab a coffee, enjoy some gelatto or walk into the big church in the middle, where you can see eclectic artwork.
  • Nice place. Good to rest a while and get some snack on the way to the Castle.
  • This is a bustling area of Heidelberg. The old buildings, Church and tourist stalls add to the buzz. Can be very busy with tourists in Summer. If you can, go in December for the Christmas Markets. The food, the Gluhwein, the smells and the Gluhwein! It is a special time of year and much appreciated when coming from the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Nice open space but do not feed the bird around there. Because birds' excrement will make church's roof dirty. Kind people around there informed me :)
  • Extraordinaire It was à Wonderful holidays.i will return inchalah
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