sights / Squares & plazas

Hauptplatz information

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The town's main piazza is closed off on one side by the Rathaus , which is something of a hybrid of styles. It began life as a Gothic building, was given some Renaissance flourishes from the late 16th century, and then when imitations came into vogue from the early 19th century a neo-Gothic spire was tacked onto it. In the centre of the square is the Mariensäule (Column of Mary) from 1678, flanked by a group of woe-begotten saints.