Lucerne in Lucerne (District), Switzerland
Die seit dem 17. Jahrhundert erwähnte Bezeichnung Sternenplatz dürfte sich von der Platzform ableiten.
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. Touch 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 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 Lucerne.
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