Marktplatz (Market Square), Dusseldorf

Marktplatz (Market Square), Dusseldorf

Market Square was first mentioned in historical records in 1392. Since then, Market Square has hosted a market in addition to many historical events and public announcements. The square is dominated by the Old Town Hall and the iconic Jan Wellem monument.

Markets have been hosted in the square since 1482. In the early 1500s, a follower of Martin Luther preached in an inn on the square. The town hall moved to Market Square in the late 1500s. The square was also home to the Old Theater, which was built in 1739 but destroyed during World War II.

Market Square hosts a Saturday market where visitors can shop for produce, German sausages, cheese, flowers, and prepared food. In addition, Market Square hosts wine festivals, art and crafts events, and a Christmas Market.

Carnival begins on November 11th outside the Town Hall, and the parade moves through Market Square.

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Marktplatz (Market Square) on Map

Sight Name: Marktplatz (Market Square)
Sight Location: Dusseldorf, Germany (See walking tours in Dusseldorf)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Dusseldorf, Germany

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Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
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Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles