The Jesuitenplatz (Jesuit Square) in the heart of the Koblenz old town comes from the religious order of the same name, which operated in the area from 1580 to 1773. They took over from an order of Cistercian nuns founded in the 13th century and used it as a convent school.
The palatial Jesuit school with its towers and magnificent porches on the eastern side of the square was built from 1694 to 1701. It has housed the Koblenz city hall since 1895 (Rathausgebäude I).
The former Jesuit church is in the south-eastern corner of the square (today City Church). It was constructed from 1613 to 1617.
In the middle of the square, surrounded by beautifully renovated town houses, lies the memorial to the Koblenz physiologist and anatomist, Johannes Müller, erected in 1899.