The Waisenhausplatz (orphanage square) is a popular meeting place and at the same time a memorial, which is supposed to remind of the former orphanage at this place, which is the cornerstone of the Gold City.
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The orphanage was opened in 1718 on the site of the former Dominican convent of St. Mary Magdalene. For the education of the orphans, girls as well as boys, a jewelry and watch factory was established; the "cradle" of the goldware production in Pforzheim. In 1768 the first vocational school for jewelry and watchmaking professions was established there. The remains of today's walls symbolically indicate the location of the former orphanage.
Waisenhausplatz is the location of the three-venue theater, the CongressCentrum Pforzheim, the 4-star-superior Parkhotel as well as cafés and restaurants.
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How to get there
By car, it is best to drive into downtown Pforzheim, always following the signs for the CongressCentrum (CCP) or the theater.
There are numerous parking options in downtown Pforzheim. The parking garage at the Theater / CongressCentrum Pforzheim (CCP).