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Luzern, Switzerland — Central Europe (the Alps)
 

"Star Square"

Sternenplatz

 
 
Sternenplatz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1259.
 
Location. 47° 3.181′ N, 8° 18.436′ E. Marker is in Luzern. Marker is on Sternenplatz. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Sternenplatz 7, Luzern 6004, Switzerland. Touch for directions.
 
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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 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luzern.
 
Sternenplatz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2013
2. Sternenplatz Marker
 
 
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 610 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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