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Hauptmarkt, Trier

Categories: Flea Markets, Shopping, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • We visited quite a number of market squares throughout Germany. This one was certainly worth it. The buildings were beautiful. One of the businesses is the childhood home of Karl Marx. 
  • When taking the day out on the pedway shopping, the day can't end without hitting the wine stand. Taste local wines that are surely top shelf. Very reasonable for a few tastes. Typically 2-3 euros a g...  read more »
  • Located in the Centre of the shopping area and the city tourist, Hauptmarkt, is the heart of Trier. Always packed with tourists, fruit, vegetables or food stalls, cafes etc... the square has a stunning atmosphere. Typical German buildings, form the square which make it a very picturesque and attractive place. From here you have access to the Porta Nigra, Cathedral, and the rest of the pedestrian / shopping in Trier. Essential
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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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  • Quite expensive. Toilets for free.
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