Hauptmarkt
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This public square has served as Trier's main marketplace since medieval times.
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Vicki
London, UK667 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Had the pleasure of visiting this square whilst on a trip to Trier! Very pretty and surrounded by quirky buildings, shops and restaurants where you can dine and also people watch. Not to be missed!
Written 17 June 2024
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Mike K
United Kingdom10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A lovely area to spend time. Between March and early November there is a wine stand where local wine growers take it in turn to sell their wares. The area also has great shops selling all sorts of wares, and some days there are fresh produce markets.
Written 8 May 2024
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David N
Hawthorne, CA4,944 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
If you are doing a walking tour through Trier, include this fully-restored, historic German marketplace on your itinerary. The buildings showcase a variety of styles from across the centuries, including some built according to the "half-timbered" (Fachwerk) tradition. You'll find many cafés and restaurants in which to sit and enjoy some refreshments outdoors and take in the square. Plenty of touristy shops are also available, in addition to other more standard businesses. Also, be sure to stop by and visit the Petrusbrunnen fountain from the late 16th Century while you are there.
Written 29 June 2023
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T-SGlobetrotters
Preston, UK3,586 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This central market square in Trier is an impressive spectacle. There are many different styles of buildings from 15th to early 20th century reflecting changes in building styles over the years but it is still dominated by the  15th century Steipe house built originally as a house for festive receptions. All the properties are very well maintained. The market cross in the centre of the square is the oldest of its kind in Germany (the one now in place is a replica). There is also an elaborate fountain built in 1595. 

The place was buzzing with life at the time of our visit. As well as restaurants around the perimeter, a wine bar has been set up for the summer in the centre run by local regional wineries which was really busy during the weekend of our visit.

Written 13 June 2023
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JoelLado
Brussels, Belgium190 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
very cute square the city center. A lot of restaurants, cafes and shops around. The only downside is that it is very small.
Written 5 June 2023
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Sue M
Williamsburg, VA1,534 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This is Trier's main market square with beautiful historic buildings. Lots of shops, restaurants, and pretty interesting architecture. Just love the Steipe building which has the very steep black roof on top.
Written 20 May 2023
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Jay B
Fairhope, AL1,031 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
This area serves as the main town square for Trier, dating back to medieval times. It is centrally located and great for strolling, shopping, dining or sightseeing. Numerous shops and restaurants are here, as well as a number of historically important architectural sites. If in or near Trier, be sure and spend at least a couple of hours here.
Written 6 April 2023
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Kelly B
Iowa5,194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
A very picturesque main market square. The fountain is beautiful. The entrance to one of the churches is located here. Unfortunately, it was closed the day we were there.
Several shops line the square, plus a few eateries.
Written 7 March 2023
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OceanShark
Haarlem, The Netherlands6,311 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
German oldest City! Great market place and very nice historical buildings, worthwhile a visit!
Easy to find and parking lots nearby.
Written 10 October 2021
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duck8to
Montville, NJ6,835 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The Hauptmarkt (dominate market) in Trier, Germany is located in Old Town, The market square is the central point and six major streets converge here. Stern Street leads you to (the Dom & Liebfrauenkirche), Graben Street leads to the Basilica of Constantine and the Roman Imperial Baths, Fleisch Street leads to the Karl Marx House and Simeon Street leads to the Porto Nigra Gate.

The Haupt Market dating to the 10th century is a square that has numerous and varied architectural buildings reminisce of medieval times. The cobblestone streets are pedestrian friendly. The Dom Saint Gangolp, the Archbishop's Cathedral, the entrance to the Judengasse (Jewish Quarter), half-timber houses and Fachwerk houses are all in this area.. The Petrusbrunnen (Saint Perter's Fountain) AD 1596) has a statue of St. Peter on top, cherubs spouting water, various animals and gold gilding trim. Also look for the Market Cross (958) erected after the Viking invasion.

Shopping and outdoor cafes line the square as well. Locals bring their artisan crafts, produce and local wines. I had a few glasses of a dry white Riesling wine which was to my liking. Riesling wines predominate in this area of Germany. Souvenir shops are also available. Just down the street is the Porto Nigra, one of four entrance gates built by in Romans times and a historical museum. The Christmas market is a major event of the year.
Written 12 April 2021
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