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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. Put Market Square (Marktplatz) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Heidelberg vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • The Marktplatz is a great public space for people watching and to explore the market stalls attached to Heiliggeistkirch. There are many wonderful shops and restaurants in and near the Marktplatz. How...  more »
  • Square where lots of people meet. Plenty of restaurants and hotels nearby. The square is connected to the main shopping street and is part of an old town area.  more »
  • Bustling place with lots of cafes with outdoor tables to enjoy the view. There are plenty of shops nearby and this is easy to walk to along the Old Town and Castle. Can't miss it.  more »
Google
  • Any time of the year this place offers good eats. beautiful scenery and lovely people. this is a university city and hub for artist. this city never industrialized and you can tell from it's charm. little hidden gems are to be found everywhere. food and shopping galore. insider tip go see Mark Twains apartment still in it's original condition and visit the anthropological museum and see the oldest human fossil in Europe. Not to mention all of the memorials to the various mastermind that congregated here. very touristy all year round but is also a hot spot for locals.
  • This was definitely a place. The name did not lie. Unless you thought the German word "platz" meant something more like "barnacle" in which case the name did lie. I saw no barnacles in this place.
  • Charming town square. Many of the most important sites are within walking distance.
  • Any time of the year this place offers good eats. beautiful scenery and lovely people.
  • Historical Place. Authentic old German. Very nice to walk around the small ways between the old german houses.