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The Herrmannplatz is a historic market square in the southwest of the old city of Erfurt .

Herrmannsplatz with Herrmannsbrunnen


The Herrmannsplatz is about 200 meters south of the Erfurt Cathedral at the northern end of the Roßbrücke over the Walkstrom of the Gera . With a side length of around 50 meters, Herrmannsplatz is the smallest and most insignificant of the former Erfurt marketplaces. To the south it is connected to the government road via the Roßbrücke, to the east the Fischersand leads, to the north the Stiftsgasse, to the northwest the Holzheienstraße and to the southwest there is a connection to the Brühler Garten . Most of the development on the edge of Herrmannsplatz dates from the 19th and 20th centuries and is now used for residential purposes. In contrast to other inner-city places in Erfurt, there are no shops or restaurants on Herrmannsplatz.

On the Herrmannsplatz stands the Herrmannsbrunnen by Georg Kugel , which was built in 1875 in memory of the city historian Karl Herrmann .


The historic Roßmarkt is located on the edge of the old town at the transition to the late medieval city expansion of the Brühl . The name Roßmarkt for this place was mentioned for the first time in 1511 and indicates trade in horses. The square kept this name until 1876, when it was renamed Herrmannsplatz in honor of Karl Herrmann.

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Coordinates: 50 ° 58 ′ 26.1 ″  N , 11 ° 1 ′ 20.4 ″  E