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Transforming the Fruit Market: Digital Citizen Information

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More greenery and generous pedestrian areas – a new design concept is intended to enhance the fruit market and ensure a better quality experience. As the current urban planning could not be presented at a large public meeting due to corona conditions, it will now take place online at www.obstmarkt.nuernberg.de from 5th to 30th October 2020.

For those who cannot obtain information online, the plans are available at the Altstadt office in Hans-Sachs-Gasse 1. The office is open Mondays 10am-12pm, Tuesdays 9am-12pm, Wednesdays 2pm-5pm, Thursdays 3pm-5pm and by appointment. Additionally on Tuesdays from 4pm-6pm in person explanations about the planning are possible. Registration is necessary by email to quartiersbuero@altstadt.nuernberg.de or by telephone 0911/80194261.

For the redesign of the main market and fruit market, the City of Nuremberg held an urban planning competition in 2011/2012. An initial plan was drawn up on the basis of the competition results and the public participation to date. The planning area extends from Theresienstraße to Spitalgasse via Fünferplatz and the fruit market. It includes the area around the Frauenkirche as the central interface between the main market and the fruit market, as well as the Obstgasse and the city council car park on Fünferplatz.

The fruit market and the area around the Frauenkirche are to regain importance in the old town in the future due to their location and historical background. The new design is intended to better integrate the square and focus on the Frauenkirche as an important link between the main market and the fruit market.

The currently oversized roadway will be reduced in size in favour of generous pedestrian, recreational and outdoor catering areas. With the installation of new trees the fruit market will once again be perceived as a square , and the view will be directed towards the choir of the Frauenkirche. Rows of trees at Fünferplatz and in Spitalgasse create high-quality recreational areas in the street space. The conversion work at the fruit market will begin in the coming years.The first exploratory work to assess future tree locations has already begun.

Local residents were informed in advance on Thursday, 17 September 2020 by Lord Mayor Marcus König together with planning and building consultant Daniel F. Ulrich and landscape architect Ludwig Schegk from Schegk Landschaftsarchitekten BDLA/Stadtplaner office.

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