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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  • Beautiful market square, note the early baroque architecture of the surrounding buildings. After the city's destruction in the War of Palatine Succession the market place was a testing ground for new styles of Urban planning. Although the grand project was abandoned in favor of Mannheim, almost nothing remains of that pre-war city, leaving Heidelberg as the sole remnant of this period in Urban planning.
  • A great place with great people, sometimes the difference is made be the surroundings but in this place, you have more than that, great people great restaurants and great surroundings.
  • Historical square in Heidelberg. Although I was there on a rainy day which probably took away some of the beauty. A lot of coffee shops and restaurants around the square that are full of people.
  • Square in HD old town. Big church in the middle.
  • Seating here to share some beers with friends, and sorrounded with those beautiful buildings... perfect!!

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