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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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  • Many shops and restaurants. Also a highlight to see all of the architecture. All buildings along the market have an individual highlight.  more »
  • Don't rush. Grab a coffee or a cool refreshment and just sit and watch for an hour. Cheapest attraction in Europe. This is the best square that we have seen. Nancy plaza is beautiful and very formal. ...  more »
  • This felt like the vibrant heart of Trier and having arrived early we got to see it nature change from quiet setup to hive of activities. Surrounded by wonderful architecture, stalls and history and f...  more »