On a walk through the town, you will notice a variety of half-timbered houses that bear witness to the wealth and craftsmanship of the town's citizens, often with a sense of art. The provost's house (1474), the Hochständerhaus (around the middle of the 15th century) and the mayor's courtyard (1543) are among the oldest buildings. Worth seeing are the remains of Salzwedel Castle in the castle garden, the town hall as a former Franciscan monastery, the accessible town hall tower with a wonderful view over the town and numerous church buildings. The people of Salzwedel are particularly proud of the town hall tower square, which was redesigned in 2011 with the "Hanse Wave" water feature and a bronze relief with a view of the former town hall, which fell victim to a fire on the same spot in 1895.