The Market Square

The Market Square, Wittenberg: Tickets, Tours, Address, The Market Square Reviews: 4.5/5

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William P
Glendale, AZ1,036 contributions
Typical marketplace in an old German town
Aug 2019 • Couples
This marketplace, with the Rathaus in the background, is very typical of this kind of town in the 15th and 16th centuries. It is pleasant, but not overly remarkable.
Written August 5, 2019
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Jim P
Toronto, Canada1,752 contributions
Rathaus Square in Small Town
Mar 2019 • Friends
A town's Rathaus square is always the place to be. This one is no exception: the statues, the church towers, and the reflective globe. This square is quiet, great for a short rest between the features on either ends of the town.
Written July 13, 2019
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RJK_Chicago
Deerfield, IL630 contributions
A fabulous European square
Jun 2019 • Friends
We have been here several days and spent more than a moment on this square. Today we sat and had an Aperol Spritz (an omnipresent German cocktail of Prosecco and Orange Aperol) while we watched German life go by. We saw two weddings and wonderful, well behaved German dogs, wonderful families (one playing Uno), and people of all ages. The festive atmosphere was contagious. I am going to miss the café and square scene when back home in the suburbs of Chicago.
Written June 22, 2019
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Tonya V
Pea Ridge, AR548 contributions
Beautiful
Mar 2019 • Solo
Lutherstadt Wittenberg is a nice little stop. I would recommend an afternoon spent here seeing the sights. You can walk from the Castle Church to Luther’s House on the other side in about 10-15 min. but there are many sight and stops along the way. Just a beautiful area
Written March 15, 2019
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia20,404 contributions
Town hall, fountain, two monuments and many burgher houses.
Jun 2018 • Solo
Many more interesting marketplaces have survived in Germany, but Wittenberg's market square is interesting in its own way. It's a little too big for this small town, but it's historical. The architectural dominants of the square are the Old town Hall and the double bell tower of Stadtkirche, which does not go directly to the square. The space is divided by the fountain Marktbrunnen and two monuments dedicated to Luther and Melanchton. The monument to the great reformer was opened in 1821, and the monument to Melanchton - in 1865. Marktbrunnen was built on the site of the old fountain in 1621. Water is now supplied through pipes, and not from the well as before.
Written February 23, 2019
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minn_traveler612
Washington DC, DC260 contributions
another ancient market square -
Feb 2018 • Solo
This should not be a primary destination for you, it is like so many other market squares in Germany (and Austria, Czechia, etc). But, it's worth enjoying the atmosphere. If you're there at the right time before Christmas or around Reformation Day, there will be a market, food stalls, and more. That is a good time.
Written January 27, 2019
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mpugh22
Dallas, TX446 contributions
Sprawling and Scenic
Oct 2018 • Couples
A very lovely square. Huge and so much history. There are many old buildings worth a visit and a picture, a couple cool statues, and lots of restaurants and shops nearby. A true heart for Wittenberg.
Written November 9, 2018
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traintraveler53
Tallahassee, FL786 contributions
This beautiful square was just outside our hotel
Oct 2017 • Couples
This square contained a nice statue of Martin Luther, also a large gazing ball. One afternoon a postal van set up a little protable post office and had some Martin Luther post marks and stamps. It was so convenient.
Written September 8, 2018
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Mina P
Inverkip, UK7,964 contributions
A vast square with beautiful buildings
Apr 2018 • Couples
Marktplatz (=Market square) is a Unesco World Heritage site since 1996, together with Luther's House, Castle Church and City Church. There are beautiful buildings all around, in pastel colours.
The highlight is the Renaissance Town Hall built in 1541 but rebuilt in 1926-1928. The entrance portal and the belfry with the sinner's bell were added in 1573. There is a 16th c. balcony above the portal with goddess Justitia with scales and sword.
Luther memorial (1817-1821). Luther's figure was designed by Johann Gottfried Schadow in 1805 and the pedestal by Karl Friedrich Schinkel.
The Monument to Philipp Melanchthon (1860-1865) designed by Friedrich Drake. The canopy was work of Johann Heinrich Strack.
Just behind the square it's the City Church, the towers of which are visible fom the square over some buildings.
There are shops, restaurants and caffetterias and if the weather is permitting, there is outside seating under huge umbrellas.
The Market Fountain dates from 1617 and ClackTheater from 19th c.
At one end of the square it's the Pharmacy (Apotheke) of Lucas Cranach the Elder, who was famous artist, mayor of Wittenberg and Luther's close friend.
Written August 27, 2018
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w1sj
Essex, VT188 contributions
It Was Like I Was Transported to the Middle Ages
Jul 2018 • Solo
What a lovely and scenic marketplace. I felt I was back in the middle ages! There is no vehicle traffic through here, so it does harken back to an earlier time.
Written July 25, 2018
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