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Address: Balduinstrasse, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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We came across Baldwin’s Fountain (‘Balduinbrunnen’ in German) at the corner of Balduinstrasse and Christophstraße on our way from Trier railway station to the Porta Nigra. This... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across Baldwin’s Fountain (‘Balduinbrunnen’ in German) at the corner of Balduinstrasse and Christophstraße on our way from Trier railway station to the Porta Nigra. This large Neo-Romanesque fountain designed by Ferdinand von Miller (1897) is dedicated to Baldwin of Luxemburg (or Baldwin of Trier), an influential early 14th century archbishop and Elector of Trier. His bronze statue, representing... More 

Thank Trainbleu
Ipoh, Malaysia
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

The fountain has stood here for over a century (since its completion in 1897). The figure on top of the fountain, and whom which the fountain is named after, is Balduin of Luxembourg, the Archbishop of Luxembourg from 1307 - 1354. His posture reminds me of Game of Thrones.

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

If going out from the train station in Trier, walk not straight along Theodor-Heuss-Allee to the Porta Nigra, but immediately turn left and move along the boulevard parallel to the railroad, soon to the left you will see Baldwin's Fountain. Usually there is nothing special in this kind of monuments. This was executed with enough skill and looks very realistic.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

we were part of a Scenic River Cruise that include Trier in Germany. The guide pointed out this statue ( it's hard to miss it) He is quite big and stands on a fountain pedestal. He was born in Luxemburg in 1354 at the court of Henry VI of the Holy Roman Empire (not the English Henry VI) and was... More 

Thank elliot_neck
Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Walking through Trier is like walking through history. There is so much to see such as this wonderful fountain. I often wonder if the locals appreciate these sites as much as the tourists.

Thank Gustavo C
Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

Located at a square near the Main Railway Station in front of the " Ehemalige Reichsbahndirektion" building. At the fountain lions, aside a knight holding a plaque, sprinkle the water, at the pedestal on top of the fountain the statue of Elector Baldwin of Luxembourg. As the fountain has been moved several times it maybe somewhere else located later on,... More 

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