Schiller Square, Mainz

Schiller Square, Mainz

Schiller Square is one of downtown Mainz's central squares. This attractive square is filled with trees and surrounded by greenery. The square has several stately Baroque and Rococo-style aristocratic residences. It is best known for its famous Mainz carnival fountain and the Schiller statue.

The carnival fountain is about nine meters (29 feet) tall. It was created in 1967 and has over 200 bronze figures portraying the carnival story. Carnival is officially opened from the Osteiner Hof's balcony, which overlooks the square.

The Osteiner Hof is one of the square's impressive palaces and was built between 1747 and 1752. The Osteiner Hof features an ornate facade with detailed coats of arms.

Schiller Square also has a monument to Friedrich Schiller, the square's namesake. Friedrich Schiller was an influential 18th-century poet, playwright, philosopher, and historian. The bronze statue was erected in 1862 and sits on a marble base.

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Sight Name: Schiller Square
Sight Location: Mainz, Germany (See walking tours in Mainz)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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