The Marktplatz, or Market Square, of Fredericksburg is centered around the historic Vereins Kirche, just off highway 290. The park's grassy lawns invite visitors to relax and enjoy a few moments of peace beneath the shade of a tree, while children are sure to be drawn to the playground and its many attractions. The park also features sheltered pavilions for private parties, a seasonal ice-skating rink, and picnic spots where you can enjoy a leisurely meal with family and friends. As you stroll through the gardens, take a moment to admire the historic facade of the octagonal church. Concerts, fairs and festivals are often hosted at the Marktplatz, alongside the annual Oktoberfest celebrations.