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  Square of 23rd February and Gernika bridge
by Kathrin_E
 
  • Square of 23rd February and Gernika bridge - Pforzheim
      Square of 23rd February and Gernika bridge
    by Kathrin_E
  • Gernika bridge and city hall - Pforzheim
      Gernika bridge and city hall
    by Kathrin_E
  • Gernika bridge and city hall - Pforzheim
      Gernika bridge and city hall
    by Kathrin_E
 

The square behind the modern city hall has been named "Platz des 23. Februar 1945" to commemorate the date of the city's destruction. It is for pedestrians only, with benches and flower beds and a modern fountain. However, the visitors it attracts are not necessarily people you'd like to meet after dark...

Next to the square a pedestrian bridge crosses the adjacent six-lane street and leads to the congress centre and the theatre, and from there down to the river. The bridge is named Gernikabrücke . Gernika, the holy town in the Basque country, Guernica in Spanish, is twinned with Pforzheim. Both towns share the same sad fate: Gernika was bombed by German aircrafts in the Spanish Civil War in 1937 (remember Picasso's painting).

Directions: Behind the city hall

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  • Written Mar 28, 2010
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