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Kornmarkt mit Mariensäule

Kornmarkt mit Mariensäule

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  • Denis

    Nice place in the old town of Heidelberg.

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    • October 6, 2018

  • Peter 😎

    From the 13th century, the Holy Spirit Hospital was located on the Kornmarkt. The outline of the former chapel of the hospital is identified by the paving on the square.

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    • January 13, 2020

  • octoberseventeen

    The KORNMARKT-MADONNA is a fountain sculpture on the Kornmarkt in the old town of Heidelberg. Further names of the fountain are MARIENSÄULE and MUTTERGOTTESBRUNNEN.

    In 1718 the statue created by Peter van den Branden was placed on a pedestal in the middle of the square. The background to this is the religious disputes between the mostly Reformed population in Heidelberg and the Catholic Elector Karl Philipp. The statue of Mary stands in the tradition of the specifically Catholic figures of Mary and saints and is to be seen as a measure of counter-Reformation propaganda, which in Heidelberg was promoted primarily by the Jesuits. For the Reformed Heidelberg population, this list was tantamount to a provocation.

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    • February 7, 2021

  • Jensemann

    Very nice place with the monument to the Marian column. It is best to visit early in the morning, as the square is not that busy yet.

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    • May 26, 2021

  • Petra

    Beautiful view of the castle

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    • May 24, 2020

  • camino incluso

    The "Kornmarktmadonna", a provocative sign of the Counter-Reformation - the third encounter with Maria on the Camino Incluso (Beedenkirchen: Kirchgarten, Lichtenklinger Hof / Unter-Abtsteinach: chapel, Heidelberg: Kornmarkt)

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    • September 8, 2020

  • Beketaler

    ... a wonderful place to stay ...

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    • March 3, 2021

  • Rosi 🦋☀️

    Great view of the castle.

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    • August 18, 2021

  • Tanja

    Nice old town to stroll around

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    • August 29, 2021

  • Markus

    Heidelberg is really worth a detour on a hike as there is so much to see and so many nice shops and refreshment stops.

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    • September 27, 2021

  • Thomas

    From here you have the best view of the castle from the old town.

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    • December 10, 2021

  • 🍰 Ohne en

    A very interesting old town with many winding streets

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    • January 21, 2022

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