This is the eastside of the Kornmarkt (english: corn market) in the old town of Heidelberg. On the left we see the Hauptstrasse passing the square and on the right it is the Karlstrasse. The Kornmarkt was established in the 16th century after the former Heilig-Geist-Spital (hospital) was torn down. On the left edge we can see a sideview of the City Hall of Heidelberg and on the right edge we see the Palais Graimberg with the ruins of Heidelberg castle in its background.
In the centre of this cityscape we see the Maria Column with fountains created in 1718 by Peter van den Branden – it is also being called the Kornmarkt-Madonna. Among our detail images on the right of this page you can also see a view of the facades on this side without the fountain sculpture in front.