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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. Make Hauptmarkt part of your personalized Trier itinerary using our Trier trip planning site.
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  • The square had varying architecture so it is worth some time to look up at the buildings. You could walk in various directions from the square to see the sites of Old Town Trier.  more »
  • This must be one of the cutest squares in Germany. It is large but almost all the buildings around the square are beautiful and in great shape!  more »
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