Piazza Walther, the absolute center of Bolzano

Piazza Walther, 39100 Bolzano BZ, Italia

Simona Bertolaso

Bolzano

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Fontane, Piazze e Ponti
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Inglese
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Food, Tickets, Equiphment

Description

Piazza Walther is the absolute center of Bolzano, sitting right in the heart of its old town. The piazza sees millions of visitors every year, with the largest crowds making their appearances during the yearly Christmas Market and Flower Market. Piazza Walther was built in 1808 on the site of a former vineyard, which was the property of the Bavarian royal dynasty. In the center there stands a statue of Walther von der Vogelweide, a famous regional poet. Near Piazza Walther, one can find a number of shops and banks, the arcades, and the local cathedral and train station.

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