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Lucerne in Lucerne (District), Switzerland
 

“Deer Square”

Hirschenplatz

 
 
Hirschenplatz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
1. Hirschenplatz Marker
Caption: Die Fundamente dieser beiden Häuser wurden 1980 ausgegraben und in der Pflästerung markiert (The foundations of these two houses were excavated in 1980 and marked in the paving).
Inscription.
Im Spätmittelalter als schmale Gasse städtischer Schweinemarkt. Er wurde um 1545 vor das Baslertor verlegt. Nach einem Brand legte man 1555/56 zwei Häuser nieder und schuf so den << Neuen Platz >>. Den Namen erhielt der Platz vom Gasthaus Hirschen, das seit 1472 bezeugt ist.

German-English translation:

In the late Middle Ages this narrow lane was the city pig market, which was transferred in 1545 to the Basel Gate. A fire in 1555-56 burned two houses down and created the "New Square". The square received its name from the Gasthaus Hirschen (Inn of the Deer), which is known to have existed since 1472.

 
Erected by Stadt der Luzern (City of Lucerne).
 
Location. 47° 3.147′ N, 8° 18.315′ E. Marker is in Lucerne, Lucerne, in Lucerne (District). Marker is on Hirschenplatz just from Weggisgasse, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Hirschenplatz 1, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Von Laufenhaus (a few steps from this marker); "The Little House" (a few steps from this marker); The "Donkey Stall" Schoolhouse
Hirschenplatz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
2. Hirschenplatz Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Johann Baptist Marzohl (within shouting distance of this marker); "By the Storks" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Sweet Spot" (within shouting distance of this marker); Balthasar House (within shouting distance of this marker); Butchers’ Arch (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Lucerne.
 
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Outline of Foundations of earlier Buildings in Hirschenplatz image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2013
3. Outline of Foundations of earlier Buildings in Hirschenplatz
 
 
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