Marktplatz (market square)
The central point in the old town centre is the Old Town Hall, commissioned by the town council and built in the Renaissance style by Michael Imkeller between 1599 and 1602.
Lohr was an important town around 1600, and its Town Hall was to reflect this prestige. To this day you can see the large arches on all four sides of the building, through which a rider could enter the once open market hall without having to dismount. The markets that were held here in the 17th century were extremely important for the economic development of the town. The impressive portals bear the coats of arms of eminent citizens of the day or former mayors.
Finely carved stone façade
Another special feature of the building are the many faces, heads and caryatids that the stone masons have added to the façades. You can find the signatures of a total of 21 different stone masons in the masonry of the old Town Hall - another indication of the importance attached to the building. The six-sided ridge turret with the gilded statue of Lady Justice is also a striking feature.
From market hall to cultural venue
The once open market hall was closed in at the beginning of the 19th century. Nowadays the building is one of the town council's events venues, where you can attend exhibitions, readings or concerts. The upper floors house the municipal library and the offices of the municipal Singing and Music School. The town council moved to the New Town Hall on the castle square in 1985.
Hauptstrasse 19 – 27
This ensemble of half- timbered buildings with carved corner posts and the tavern sign with the gilded eagle are fondly known locally as "the painters' corner".
Oberer Marktplatz (upper market square)
The “Coins fountain” (1984) at the Sparkasse on the upper market square shows the “Lohrer Pfennig”, “Mainzer Taler”, Bavarian crown and ducats.
Unterer Marktplatz (lower market square)
The “Fairytale fountain” was built in 1936 by local sculptor Hermann Amrhein, and is inspired by the Grimms’ fairytale “Brother and Sister“; a fine crucifix adorns the eastern façade of the Old Town Hall.