Hauptmarkt, Trier

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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  • We made a point of trying the various wursts from the stands and also some of the deserts that were available. I would almost say it was like a carnival atmosphere.  more »
  • All buildings on this market place are in perfect state. It's lovely to wander around this place and the streets surrounding it.  more »
  • A nice little square surrounded by beautiful buildings. Not very special on a normal day, I can imagine that it has something special in the winter or Christmas.
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