Town Hall Square has been a market place and the centre of this old Hanseatic town since the Middle Ages. It became the centre of the Lower Town at the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries.
As a square it plays an important role today as well - in summer it is filled with outdoor cafes, plays host to the Old Town Days and other medieval festivals, is a venue for open air concerts and fairs and more. In winter it becomes a magical Christmas market, the centrepiece of which is a towering spruce tree. The tradition of celebrating Christmas festivities here dates back to 1441, when the Brotherhood of the Blackheads are thought to have erected the world's very first Christmas tree.
We took a chair in front of a coffee just before the sun came to sunset. It's magnificent. the whole square is in sun . the colors are very bright
It's okay to have a quick look round - no more than 30 mins required, not that special. Better to just go up the tower.
Located in the central square. Can go up to the top, to the viewing platform. Beautiful old building.