"Buildings and Squares in the Town Centre" Zwickau Travelogue by Russell_the_Wombat

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Zwickau's city centre is a mix of old and new, pretty and ugly.

On my left there is a beautiful late medieval house named the "Thin Beer House" (Dünnebierhaus) after its first owner. I wonder about the quality of the drinks they had in there.

The Plattenbau apartment blocks have been renovated and decorated with a large mural that shows the street view as it was before the war. Sniff. In the far background of the big photo you can spot the church of St Catherine.

This is ZwickauÄs main market square with the modern fountain, the tram line that runs right through it, and the steeple of the cathedral far in the back.

Another view of the market square from the opposite end. There is the town hall on the right, and the Gewandhaus in the middle. The Gewandhaus used to be the guild house of the cloth makers and merchants, Nowadays it contains the city's theatre.

Of course there are some pubs and restaurants in the square. And again the steeple of the cathedral.

Another, smaller market square was reserved for trading grain, hence it is called Kornmarkt. Its most remarkable building is a ship. The ochre house behind me is named "Schiffchen" (little ship) because its shape resembles the front of a boat.

The fountain in the square is a recent addition. It recalls the trade of grain. There is a quarter of a mill wheel (huh?), a stream of water running from it, and some grain sacks made from granite stone

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