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. Make Hauptmarkt part of your personalized Trier itinerary using our Trier trip planning site .
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  • August 18, 2017
    The area-just like the picture! Beautiful House. Just had a farmers ' market. A city remarkable! Sure.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Attractions such as the Cathedral and the Porta Negra are from the central square, walk 2-conveniently located a 3-minute trip, I thought. Felt knew only that von Trier is, Roman ruins and than was imagined long town is beautiful. Was a beautiful square, surrounded by the central square are colorful buildings.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It is the typical German square market with its stalls of fruit, vegetables, etc. located in an environment of houses that are gorgeous. Each one with a different decoration. It is perfect to sit in one of its bars have a coffee or a beer and enjoy the views.
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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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