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Schmölln market square with the town hall and fountain

Historic City Center · Schmölln
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    Photo: Christoph Fasbender / Archiv TVV
  • / Detail des Marktbrunnens in Schmölln
    Photo: Chr. Fasbender / Archiv TVV
Schmölln, which was first mentioned in documents in 1066 and was probably elevated to the status of a town by the Reeves between 1324 and 1329, has one of the largest market squares in Central Germany – it is 200 metres long. 
This square, which was systematically planned after the town fire in 1772, has been preserved with its medieval origins and is a preserved monument site in its entirety. The figures on the fountain in front of the town hall represent a mother with a child, in line with the town’s coat of arms (figure of Mary). The history of the town is carved into the well’s outside walls. The historical route can be recommended if you want to walk round the town. Ask for the leaflet at the citizen’s service office on Amtsplatz. The town’s history is on display at the Museum of Local History and Buttons.

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50.895079, 12.352602
50°53'42.3"N 12°21'09.4"E
33U 313827 5641496
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Schmölln market square with the town hall and fountain

Markt 1
04626 Schmölln
Phone 034491 76121 Fax 034491 76129

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