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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 main market has many beautiful old houses and the city's main attractions are located there. Many nice shops and refreshment facilities are located on the main market. Should you even run on top.
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  • Beautiful place which invites you to linger. We were in a beautiful little Italian Café and enjoyed the views...
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Where to stay in Trier

Trier offers a small selection of places to stay within the city. A youth hostel and a camper parking equipped with showers and toilet but no power caters to the budget travelers visiting the city. For more comfort, look for hotels in the Olewig area or Porta Nigra. Several four-star hotels provide even more luxury at relatively affortable price.
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