Mariensaeule, Trier

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Monument · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
An easily recognizable landmark overlooking Trier, Mariensaeule offers panoramic views of the city and its river. Constructed in the 19th century using donations made by ordinary Trier citizens, the statue of Saint Mary stands on a 40 m (130 ft) pillar and gazes protectively over the surrounding area. Though not particularly steep, the uphill walk does require a good pair of comfortable shoes. Don't forget to charge your camera, and pack a light snack and some drinking water. To visit Mariensaeule and get the most from your holiday in Trier, create itinerary details personal to you using our Trier trip planner.
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  • Lovely viewpoint for the old town of Trier. It’s a good 25 min hike but energising! I recommend taking water with you - there is nothing by means of coffee shops on the way  more »
  • If you are going to see the Madonna I'd say not worth it. You cannot get a view of her from the back of the statue and if you stand back you can only view from the side or behind. The overlook of the....  more »
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  • It's easy to get there by car and the view is very nice. There's no dedicated parking lot, so everyone parks on the side of the road or on the sidewalk. Of course, you can get there also by foot or by bus. It is impossible though to get there in a wheelchair or with a stroller, as the are done stairs to climb
  • You can see Trier from the top. Very beautiful landscape
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