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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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  • the square is very attractive, although most of the buildings were rebuilt after World War II. There is an entertaining fountain in the Centre and a cute little market where they sell everything from dolls made with plant roots to a huge skillet (at least two meters in diameter) where they bake bratwurst and other types of wurster, 30 cm long circus.
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  • The main market square of Trier (‘Hauptmarkt’ in German) is just like one imagines an old German market square to be: a handsome ensemble of colourful houses of various styles, with one of them, of co...  more »
  • Beautiful square that cozy. Located close to the Cathedral and the Porta Nigra. The column in the middle of the square stood in scaffolding.
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