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Hauptmarkt, Trier

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Soak up the atmosphere at Hauptmarkt, a colorful, bustling square that's been an important part of Trier since medieval times. Visit the market cross, a Hauptmarkt landmark, which was commissioned by Archbishop Henry I in 958 CE. (Due to its age, the original cross is protected in the municipal museum; this is a replica.) The market fountain from 1595 shows St. Peter, the patron saint of the city, surrounded by the four cardinal virtues of a good city government: justice, strength, temperance, and wisdom. Ponder the meaning of the monsters and monkeys that also surround the saint. Pop into the shops and restaurants that line the square. To visit Hauptmarkt on your trip to Trier, use our Trier tourist route planner.
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  • Romantic place with stalls offering fruit and flowers, as well as a wine stand to taste of local wines.
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  • there was no doubt that it was one of the most important places in the city. A large square surrounded by beautifully preserved houses and structures, it was also a place that travelers should not ski...  more »
  • The main market is the central square in Trier, here also the weekly market takes place. He is a unique ensemble of medieval buildings and half-timbered houses. In the middle of the main market are the beautiful Peter wells and the market cross. the square is dominated by the Baroque Tower of St. Gangolf Church and the towers of the Cathedral. The ensemble would provide a great backdrop for any Hollywood film. For me one of the most beautiful places in Germany.
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  • To use the XXL parking, you must use unfortunately XXS supervisory / runs with high kerbs. Am stuck despite supposedly cautious downhill unfortunately spread over three floors. Can my opinion therefore not suitable for bigger cars or drivers that not good enough to estimate the size of the car.
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  • Close parking. Rather go to the car and check for dents. Beneficial for nervous drivers and or big cars: many XXL parking spaces on the top floors
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  • Clean, close to city
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  • Each car park with far more visible display, control system. Good parking!
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  • An ideal starting point to explore trier!
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