Bismarckplatz is located at the western end of the main street.
Over the years, Bismarckplatz developed into a central hub for public transportation. In 1961, the Horten department store (today: Galeria Kaufhof) opened on the south side of the square and still visually dominates the area today.
At the end of the 1970s, as part of the city modernization concept of the then-mayor Reinhold Zundel, the streetcar was banned from the adjacent Hauptstraße, turning the Hauptstraße, which has its starting point at Bismarckplatz, into a pure pedestrian zone - one of the longest in Europe. As part of these measures, Bismarckplatz also received its current appearance, which is characterized by the facade of the Horten department store, redesigned in 1982, and the fountain sculpture in front of it by the sculptor couple Matschinsky-Denninghoff (1985) (popularly known as the "Spaghetti Column").
A few benches in the northern part provide a resting place by the fountain. The park represents a small haven of peace. From the Neckar Bridge, there is a path to the Bismarck Garden.