Picturesque Town Hall Square has been the undisputed hub of Old Town for the last eight centuries.
Surrounded by elaborate merchant houses and, in summer, packed with café tables, it's a natural magnet for tourists.
Historically it served as a market and meeting place, and was the site of at least one execution (resulting from a dispute over a bad omelette). Find the round stone marked with a compass rose in the middle of the square. From this spot, with a little stretching and bending, you can see the tops all five of Old Town's spires.
Today, the square remains the social heart of the city, a venue for open-air concerts, handicraft fairs and medieval markets. Each winter it's home to the town's Christmas tree – a tradition that stretches back to 1441 – and a buzzing Christmas Market. In spring it hosts the Old Town Days festival, a modern version of a medieval carnival, where traditions from the Middle Ages are kept alive.
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I happened to visit the place on a Sunday. There was a medieval styled event going on. Singing, medieval clothing and tents. Pretty funky experience.
Beautiful area. Less crowded than I had imagined. Was easy to get a table for six people. There are a lot of restaurants and bars where you can have a meal and drinks. Great opportunity for photos... Read more comments
Place is very beautiful and historic, clean and less crowded. There are a lot of restaurants and bars where you can have national meal and drinks.