Görlitz’s Obermarkt is often the starting point for tourist groups on a tour of the historic old town. Here you can marvel at the special ensemble of historic buildings in the Baroque style for which Görlitz is famous. These were rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1717. Until 1815, grain trading took place on the large area of the Obermarkt, which was still called Neumarkt at the time. After house no. 30 on the Obermarkt was destroyed by a bomb at the end of the Second World War, at least the impressive sculpture of the goddess Minerva was saved from the façade of the house. This can be seen today in the Museum of Cultural History.