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Bernkastel-Kues. Market Square

Bernkastel's historical market square showcases the self-assured, enterprising, proud and daring spirit of the local people. It reflects the brilliance and warmth of its 400 year old history to impressive effect.The mediaeval market square is one of the main attractions that draws holidaymakers to the Moselle. The half-timbered houses that have stood there for centuries, the Renaissance-style town hall (built in 1608), the charming St. Michael's Fountain (dating back to 1606) and the much admired and photographed "pointed house" (built in 1416) conjure up the vibrant ambience of the Middle Ages. Bernkastel was awarded town status in 1291 at the instigation of the Archbishop of Trier, Boemund I.The first town hall was probably built shortly afterwards. The facade of the town hall as it stands today is a magnificent example of German late Renaissance architectural design by the Trier-based sculptor R. H. Hoffmann (completed in 1608).

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Dennis Hoyne06-Nov-2017 03:32
A wonderful place to spend some time, nicely photographed. V
Tom Munson05-Nov-2017 16:44
This is a beautiful square, Jose. Terrific image.
danad05-Nov-2017 16:42
A superb concentration of old houses. V.
Helen Betts05-Nov-2017 15:57
Looks like a lively place with very unique buildings. V.
marie-jose wolff05-Nov-2017 14:59
very fine street scene in this beautiful village! V
Raymond05-Nov-2017 14:54
Gorgeous views
Richard Glenn05-Nov-2017 14:41
A beautiful location, reminds me of Disneyland, but this is the real deal! V
Jeff Real05-Nov-2017 14:33
I love this photograph
Ken Chambers ARPS05-Nov-2017 14:26
You can see that the tourists are fascinated by the splendour of this lovely Market Square, Jose
Nick Paoni05-Nov-2017 14:17
What a wonderful marketplace to see and explore.
janescottcumming05-Nov-2017 14:07
Such a pretty and busy square.
Hank Vander Velde05-Nov-2017 13:47
Excellent shot of all these interesting structures around the Market Square Jose.
Jim Coffman05-Nov-2017 13:29
A fine capture of this market square!
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