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Lucerne in Lucerne (District), Switzerland
 

“Star Square”

Sternenplatz

 
 
Sternenplatz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
1. Sternenplatz Marker
Caption: Ausschnitt aus dem stadtprospekt von Schumacher 1792(from a bird's-eye view drawing by Schumacher 1792).
Inscription.
Der Platz, auf dem fünf Gassen zusammentreffen, hiess 1259 und bis weit über das Mittelalter hinaus << Unter den Bäumen >>. Der Name verrät eine lockere, baumbestandene Überbauung, die sich seit dem Mittelalter zunehmend verdichtete.
Die seit dem 17. Jahrhundert erwähnte Bezeichnung Sternenplatz dürfte sich von der Platzform ableiten.

German-English translation:

From 1259 and well through the Middle Ages this square where five streets meet has been called "Beneath the Trees". The name suggests loose, tree-lined surroundings, which became increasingly congested throughout the Middle Ages.
The square's star-like shape, first described in the 17th Century, is thought to have given the Sternplatz its name.

 
Erected by Stadt der Luzern (City of Lucerne).
 
Location. 47° 3.181′ N, 8° 18.436′ E. Marker is in Lucerne, Lucerne, in Lucerne (District). Marker is on Sternenplatz. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Sternenplatz 7, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Teiling Alley (within shouting distance of this marker); The von Silenen Home (within shouting distance of
Sternenplatz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
2. Sternenplatz Marker
this marker); The Inner "Weggis" Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); "At the White Cross" Inn (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Balthasar House (about 120 meters away); Johann Baptist Marzohl (about 150 meters away); Grain Market (about 150 meters away); "By the Storks" (about 150 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Lucerne.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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