Marktplatz, the old Market Place, Stuttgart, Germany

Marktplatz, the old Market Place in Stuttgart.


Marktplatz, det gamla marknadstorget i Stuttgart i Tyskland.


Location: Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


Photograph by: Carl Curman

Date: 1881

Format: Glass plate negative


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  • Horst Mall 6y

    What a nice scenery, but look how empty the place seems.

    What a contrast to the Market Place today. Sixty years later all of those proud buildings went up in smoke during that terrible and stupid war.
  • Pixel Wrangler 6y

    Also see:

    "The old Market Place" by Carl Curman
    The old Market Place, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Pixel Wrangler 6y

    The Old Market Place -- Then and Now - 100+ years later

    "This was the hub of the city's everyday activities and was first documented as early as 1290." The spires of the old and magnificent Stiftskirche (abbey church) are visible in both photographs.

    "On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday mornings there is a market here. According to Stuttgart's centuries-old market rights, which are still valid today, only produce grown in Württemberg (or produce which might theoretically be grown there) may be sold - which excludes tropical fruits, for example.

    "The buildings framing the current marketplace date from the 1950s and are typical of the functional architecture of the day. By varying the structures and colours of their façades to correspond with the original building plots, an attempt was made to give at least some idea of the width of the former medieval buildings in the rebuilding plans." Stuttgart-tourist

    "The Market Place (2006)"        by Jen10           "The Old Market Place (1881)" by Carl Curman
    Xmas Market - Stuttgart          The old Market Place, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Patrick Ciebilski 6y

    All of it was bombed away in WWII - over 90% of the inner city was destroyed.
  • kweinland 5y

    Tolles Bild. Der alte Marktplatz war wunderschön.
  • Fernando Oyagüez 4y

    This is esslingen!
  • Wet Water Video 4y

    The postwar buildings presently framing the Market Place rank quite high amongst the ugliest structures on this planet.

    The City of Dresden is presently rediscovering it's past beauty. Stuttgart would do well to recreate the original Marktplatz buildings.
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