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Luzern, Switzerland — Central Europe (the Alps)
 

Grain Market

Kornmarkt

 
 
Kornmarkt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
1. Kornmarkt Marker
Caption: Ausschnitt aus dem Stadtprospekt von Martin Martini 1597 (From the city map by Martin Martini 1597).
Inscription.  
1356 erstmals erwähnt. Bis ins 19. Jahrhundert Kornmarkt, der zuerst in privaten Kaufhäusern, seit 1438 in der Kornschütte des Rathauses stattfand. 1447 wurde das Rathaus vom Fischmarkt hierher verlegt. Seitdem ist der Platz politischer Mittelpunkt der Stadt.
German-English translation:
Grain Market

First mentioned in 1356. At first the grain market was held in privately-held stores, and then from 1438 at the grain depot by the Town Hall. In 1447 the city hall was moved here from the Fish Market. Since then, this had been the political center of the town.

 
Erected by Stadt der Luzern (City of Lucerne).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1356.
 
Location. 47° 3.125′ N, 8° 18.363′ E. Marker is in Luzern. Marker is on Kornmarkt close to Furrengasse, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Kornmarkt 3, Luzern 6004, Switzerland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Balthasar House (a few steps from this marker); "By the Storks"
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Bakers Guildhall (within shouting distance of this marker); "At the White Cross" Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); "Fire Alley" (within shouting distance of this marker); Von Laufenhaus (within shouting distance of this marker); Butchers’ Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); "Deer Square" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luzern.
 
Kornmarkt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
2. Kornmarkt Marker
Lucern Rathaus (City Hall) from the Kornmarkt image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
3. Lucern Rathaus (City Hall) from the Kornmarkt
The Kornmarkt marker is located at the righthand corner of the white building on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 11, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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