"Market Square" Marienberg Things to Do Tip by Kathrin_E
Marienberg Things to Do: 17 reviews and 75 photos
The market square marks the middle of the Renaissance city. It was planned as a vast wide square, and that's what it is. The 19th century planted a row of linden trees around it, modern times have added some benches and a fountain.
Anyway, the impression is still that of a big empty space if there is nothing going on. The total size is 1.77 hectares, which makes a side length of roughly 133 metres. The square must be a great location for festivals. I would like to see the Christmas market there - although I think it won't fill more than a part of the square.
If you venture out in this wide open space you will discover a monument in the middle. It depicts the founder of the town, Duke Heinrich der Fromme (Henry the Pious). It was created after a painted portrait of the Duke by Lucas Cranach. The monument itself, however, dates only from 1900.
Among the buildings around the square, the most important ones are of course the town hall and the former palace. There are also a couple of residential houses with Renaissance portals.