Kirschgarten (Cherry Orchard), Mainz (must see)
The square was originally built during an era of urban expansion in the 14th century. The oldest house on the square dates to around 1500. During the 16th century, a book printing shop was set up in the square.
The square's center has a cherry orchard fountain, also known as the Madonna fountain. The Mainz Beautification Association donated this fountain in 1932 to replace an older one. The fountain has red sandstones taken from a demolished bridge. A statue of the Virgin Mary stands on the fountain.
Visitors can admire the traditional facades and look for inscriptions on the houses.
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Kirschgarten (Cherry Orchard) on Map
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