Station 5 – The Market Square in the Old Town

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The panorama around the market square presents a diverse ensemble of historic buildings. Starting at the eastern front of the square, you can see the former town hall of Teltow on the left – today the registry office. The building dates back to 1803. There the first town hall had been built at the end of the late Middle Ages. On the right half there was only one burgher estate, of which we know that in the 18th century a merchant lived there.

If we look further to the right, a pharmacy dressed in magnificent architecture once stood at the southern front of the square. Also built around 1805, it bore the name Kronen-Apotheke, presumably related to the crown on the steeple. In the GDR era (1949-1990), the term Krone (crown) is said to have been a thorn in the side of the ruling comrades (Genossen), and in 1980 the dilapidated pharmacy was demolished.

On the western front of the market square the complex of the city’s new town hall presents itself. The old structure of three houses dating from the early 19th century has been integrated into the building, converted and modernised. As can be seen, however, the original architecture has been retained and embellished. The colour contrasted part of the town hall front to the right has historical roots. From 1726 to 1801, the former Teltow Ordonnance House stood on its foundation walls.

Marktplatz Teltow, Sammlung Heimatverein

Before the reconstruction, the left part of the new town hall was the legendary inn Zum Schwarzen Adler (To the Black Eagle), in which high personalities, Prussian crown princes and in 1813 Marshal Bernadotte were guests.

Marktplatz Teltow, Sammlung Heimatverein

Before the reconstruction, the left part of the new town hall was the legendary inn Zum Schwarzen Adler (To the Black Eagle), in which high personalities, Prussian crown princes and in 1813 Marshal Bernadotte were guests.

Three annual fairs used to be held on the market square in Teltow. Today, the square is used for a variety of social and cultural events by the city’s population and is well received.