6 photos

Market Square – Hanau’s History in Stone and Bronze

The main square of Hanau is always full of life. Traditional seasonal fairs are held here: it is a meeting place and a place to be photographed for memory. One of its attractions is the New Town Hall in the baroque style with an attic and a clock tower (Das Neustädter Rathaus). Its construction was completed in 1733. 22 years later a carillon -a mechanical musical instrument with 18 bells-was installed on the town hall. The bells ring four times a day, at 10am, noon, 4:00pm and 6:00pm.

Right at the entrance to the New Town Hall there is a monument to natives of Hannau, the world-famous storytellers, the Grimm Brothers. The bronze figure of William and Jacob with a height of 6.5m appeared on the Market Square in 1896. Today, there is a 600km route called the German Fairy Tale Route (Deutsche Märchenstraße) in this region. It begins in Hanau and ends in Bremen and is dedicated to the works of the great storytellers.

 

Opposite the monument to the Grimm Brothers in Hanau’s Market Square there is another unique landmark, or rather what was left of it. It is the ruins of the Walloon-Dutch Church (Wallonisch-Niederländische Kirche) of the early XVII century. Its construction was initiated by the Protestant refugees, who took shelter in Germany after persecution in 1597. The grand building is a church in another church, symbolizing the unity of the religious settlers. Today this place is a kind of architectural and historical monument.

Address
Am Markt 14-18
63450, Hanau
Opening Hours
No information on opening hours is still available.
Nearby
450 m
Chi Hanau
Restaurant
+49 6181 5077308
Payment methods:
11.2 km
Isenburg Castle
Castles, Fortresses and Palaces
400 m
Goldener Bock
Restaurant • Bar • Tapas-bar • Catering
+49 6181 4349834
Payment methods:
350 m
Cubana
Restaurant • Bar • Catering
+49 700 11100999
Payment methods:
500 m
_я_3_Martin Luther
+49 6181 3005442
Payment methods:
600 m
Cedo
Restaurant
+49 6181 21772
Payment methods:
1.9 km
Philippsruhe Palace
Castles, Fortresses and Palaces • Museums and Exhibitions • Parks and recreation
120 m
Der Laden - Hanau
Restaurant • Bar • Coffee shop • Catering
+49 6181 4343270
Payment methods:
220 m
Schahkar
Restaurant • Vegetarian restaurant • Catering
+49 6181 12527
Payment methods:
200 m
Zum Bitburger
Restaurant • Steak House • Biergarten
+49 6181 5079680
Payment methods:
1.3 km
Steve's
Snack bar • Grill bar
+49 6181 4346434
Payment methods:
900 m
Golfo Mediterraneo da Enzo
Restaurant
+49 6181 99550
Payment methods:
70 m
Central Hanau
Bar • Café • Fast Food • Catering
+49 6181 5072012
Payment methods:
550 m
Holle's am Schlossgarten
Restaurant • Biergarten • Catering
+49 6181 4133342
Payment methods:
50 m
Klara Hanau
Tavern • Café
+49 6181 9190111
Payment methods:
300 m
Tuc Tuc
Restaurant • Catering
+49 6181 5070432
Payment methods:
350 m
MaRa Suppenbar
Bar
+49 6181 4345560
Payment methods:
950 m
Mainblick
Restaurant • Catering
+49 6181 20545
Payment methods:
650 m
La Taverna
Restaurant • Pizzeria
+49 6181 32220
Payment methods:
250 m
Römerhof
Steak House • Hotel • Grill bar
+49 6181 92780
Payment methods:
8.3 km
Rumpenheim Castle
Castles, Fortresses and Palaces • Parks and recreation
130 m
Land of Plenty
Ice Cream Shop • Gelateria
+49 178 6882083
Payment methods:
800 m
Altes Weinkellerchen
Restaurant
+49 6181 6107151
Payment methods:
900 m
La Casa
Restaurant • Catering
+49 6181 9198009
Payment methods:
190 m
Manfredi
Gelateria
+49 6181 22611
Payment methods:
250 m
Delphi
Restaurant
+49 6181 120001
Payment methods:
160 m
Amadeo
Restaurant • Gelateria
+49 6181 5083788
Payment methods:
400 m
Lalezar
Restaurant • Wine bar
+49 6181 255521
Payment methods:
900 m
Burgerbrau
Biergarten • Snack bar
+49 6181 32398
Payment methods:
400 m
Old Market Square
Architectural Monuments
180 m
Chococino Hanau
Bar • Lounge • Café • Catering
+49 6181 9650215
Payment methods:
350 m
_я_3_Whisky A GoGo
Bar
Payment methods:
1.2 km
Dos Amigos
Restaurant
+49 6181 93350
Payment methods:
500 m
Stars
Lounge • Sports bar • Fast Food
+49 6181 160006
Payment methods: