In the picturesque old town of Memmingen, it is wonderful to stroll and wander in the small alleys. Starting from the craftsmen’s quarter at Schrannenplatz, the Memmingen pedestrian zone leads through the old town center to the patrician quarter with the historic market square. Since this is where the life of the city center takes place, the market square is also often referred to as the “good parlor” of the city. In the immediate vicinity is the wine market with its magnificently decorated guild houses and the 9-meter-high Freiheitsbrunnen fountain. Particularly worth seeing here are the 12 interlocking bronze plaques. These symbolize the 12 articles and are considered to be the first record of fundamental rights in Germany.