Dreikonigenhaus (House of the three Magi), Trier

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  • This House of the Magi or "Dreikönigenhaus" has a rather unusual façade that can not miss a visit to Trier. This House is not open to the public, but currently there is a café on the ground floor. Unfortunately, the espresso that was served to us in hotel was really not good and too expensive!
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  • Heading along the Simeonstrasse, we notice on the left (No. 19) the rather garishly renovated yet still graceful 13th century Dreikonigenhaus - House of the Three Kings. In the old days the front door...  more »
  • And very interesting story. Was rather fortress for wealthy citizens, this input only via a ladder to reach a House.
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  • Beautiful medieval building in the old town.
  • The House of the three Kings is one of the few surviving houses-fortresses of Germany. This original house in bright Moorish style was constructed in 1230, and much later got its name in honor of the Holy Kings so called in those days, of Magi who came to worship the baby Jesus. Its unusual design house is obliged to attempt an unknown Medieval architect protect its occupants from unwanted guests, it was long before the construction of the wall around Trier. Only the front door of the House of the three kings was at the level of the second floor, got inside exclusively on ladder. In case of danger the ladder was removed, and the second and third floors of the attackers could, for example, pour boiling water over. Known House and another interesting fact of its history is the oldest preserved House that has your number. For the first time, the numbering of the buildings was introduced by the municipality of Trier in the late 18 century. Its today's appearance of the three Kings is obliged to House an extensive reconstruction of the 70-ies of the 20 century, because, like other buildings in the central part of the city, it was badly damaged by bombing during World War II. At the same time in thick solid walls of the first floor were hacked additional Windows and entrance.
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  • The House of Kings Mages or "Dreikönigenhaus". The building was erected in 1230 as a residential tower. It owes its name to a painting of the Epiphany, formerly placed in the House. As the owners of the houses at the time had them - even to defend, they did install entry doors a few meters above the floor. Above the door on the current right, you can see the old access on the first floor, accessible only by a ladder or a wooden staircase, which could be increased in case of danger. The current entries are of modern times; the colorful decoration of the façade is a true rekindling of the original painting. It is very difficult to reconstruct the precise details of the old building as the residential tower was completely renovated in the 19th century. Visits are not...
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  • Very pretty, but it is not known, it would hardly stand out.
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  • Very interesting, especially that with the door in three and a half metres above sea level
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