Marktplatz Mayen mit Marktbrunnen

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The market place in Mayen has always been a market. Since today, you can find the weekly market every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday here. The large market, which is held every three months, is very popular and the fun fair "Lukasmarkt" in October, which is the largest fair in the northern of Rhineland-Palatinate.
In the middle of the market place is a market fountain, which was built in 1812 by Michael von Alken. The fountain has three floors. The upper floor stands for the people, the middle for large lifestock and the bottom floor stands for the small lifestock.

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Tourist-Information Stadt Mayen
Boemundring 6
56727 Mayen
Phone: (0049) 2651 903004
Fax: (0049) 2651 903009

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The unknown architect, who let the old townhall built in 1717, already knew that the basalt of mayen would be the ideal ressource for building a monument. Also highlighting the window fronts. The entrance also leaves an memorable impression. Four halfround designed steps lead to the portal, framed by massive pillars which is similar to the entrance of the Genoveva Castle which was created by Ravenstein. The city coat of arms is above the entrance. Above that the balcony with a beautiful parapet which is stabelized by a corbel. The square clock tower is located on the attic floor. It has a octagonal erection and a high sound opening. The hiproof is covered with slate. The highlight of that side of the old townhall is the artificial designed clock-face. Furthermore it is a location for weddings.

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Mittelalterliche Stadtbefestigung - Wehrgang

After Mayen was declared as a city by Rudolf von Habsburg in 1291, the city got palisadings and gateways as protection. that they began with the building of the city wall - it was 1,660 m (1,815 yd) long, had 4 gates and 16 towers and starts and ends at the "Genoveva" castle - which surrounded the city almost circular. The fortified wall lost its protective function after cannons got improved in the 17th century. In the 19th and 20th century, large parts of the wall were teared down to cope with the necessary enhancement of the city. A part of the remaining wall was destroyed in World War II. Remaining parts of the city fortification were rebuild. The castle precints was connected with the wall walk via circular stairs and from there you could go to the rose garden and the "Genoveva" castle. The wall walk can only be visited with a city tour.