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Luzern, Switzerland — Central Europe (the Alps)
 

"Deer Square"

Hirschenplatz

 
 
Hirschenplatz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1545.
 
Location. 47° 3.147′ N, 8° 18.315′ E. Marker is in Luzern. Marker is on Hirschenplatz close to Weggisgasse, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Hirschenplatz 1, Luzern 6004, Switzerland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Von Laufenhaus (a few steps from this marker); "The Little House" (a few steps from this marker); The "Donkey Stall" Schoolhouse (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luzern.
 
Hirschenplatz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
2. Hirschenplatz Marker
Outline of Foundations of earlier Buildings in Hirschenplatz image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2013
3. Outline of Foundations of earlier Buildings in Hirschenplatz
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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