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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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  • Just sit down, drink a delicious coffee or tea and even switch off. There are several ways around the square.
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  • A beautiful old Roman town with well preserved Roman buildings a great centre of Nice Cafés and delicious restaurants. A visit to this magnificent city is it worth definitely. Also the proximity to Luxembourg characterizes this town very and good for you.
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  • When coming to the greater region, this is a place you definitely shouldn't miss as it is the most emblematic location in southwest Germany to get a glance of old German architecture in comparison to ...  more »
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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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