The Kornmarkt was created in the 16th century. Previously, the Old Hospital was located here.
The name Kornmarkt only became established in the late 17th century.
Today, the Kornmarkt is adorned by the Muttergottesbrunnen fountain. At the southeast corner of the square, you can also see the Graimberg Palace. In the west, the Kornmarkt is delimited by the successor building of the Prinz Carl, Heidelberg's former luxury hotel.
At Christmas time, the Kornmarkt is illuminated by many lights and the Christmas crib and the stalls of the Winterwäldchen are bathed in a special glow.