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Friedrichsplatz information

Lonely Planet review

Friedrichsplatz, five blocks northeast of the Hauptbahnhof, is an oasis of manicured lawns, lovely flower beds and art-nouveau fountains. Its centrepiece is the 60m-high Wasserturm (Water Tower), a bit of 19th-century civil architecture that has become one of the city’s symbols. A handsome ensemble of red sandstone edifices, many with arcades, lines the perimeter.