Bonn market square
The Bonner Marktplatz (official address: Markt ) is a square in Bonn . It was built in the 11th century as the center of a commercial estate on a busy road through Bonn. Its shape is almost triangular. In its center is the so-called market fountain (also called the obelisk ) and at its head is the baroque old town hall , in which the mayors reside. The daily Bonn market takes place on the market square.
There are a number of historical buildings on the market square. Well-known buildings besides the town hall are the historic restaurant "Em Höttche" from 1389, where Elector Gebhard Truchsess von Waldburg celebrated his wedding with Agnes Countess von Mansfeld on February 2, 1583 , which led to the outbreak of the " Cologne War ".
Well known was the elegant hotel "Zum golden Stern" (demolished in 1894/95), today the "Sternhotel" (Markt 8), whose ballroom was also used for concerts. As part of a soiree by Clara Schumann , the premiere of the Märchenbilder Op. 113 by Robert Schumann took place there on November 12, 1853 , played by Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski (viola) and Clara Schumann (piano). Another building that no longer exists today was the “Zehrgarten” restaurant, where Ludwig van Beethoven frequented. This is shown in his studbook, which was created in 1792, in which several guests of the restaurant signed up, including the landlord's daughter Babette Koch and her brother.
The public underground car park under the market square was opened on November 7, 1970.
- Max Braubach : About the people and life in Bonn at the time of the young Beethoven and Babette Koch-Belderbusch. New research findings . In: Bonner Geschichtsblätter: Yearbook of the Bonner Heimat- und Geschichtsverein , , Volume 23 (1969), pp. 51–121.
- Max Braubach (Ed.): The family books of Beethoven and Babette Koch . Bonn 1995, ISBN 3-88188-008-9 .
- Old town hall and market in: Bonn XXL - city on the net. Retrieved December 19, 2009
- Karl Gutzmer : Chronicle of the city of Bonn . Chronik-Verlag, Dortmund 1988, ISBN 3-611-00032-9 , p. 244.