ist einer der schönsten Plätze in Deutschland. Von hier aus verlaufen die wichtigsten innerstädtischen Geschäftsstraßen.
Trierer Hauptmarkt auf Google Maps.
This house is situated in the Dietrichstraße / corner Market place. It was built in 1684 and destroyed during World War II. The reconstruction was from 1968 to 1970. The inscription "ANTE ROMAM TREVIRIS STETIT ANNIS MILLE TRECENTIS PERSTET ET ÆTERNA PACE FRVATVR.AMEN" means: Rather than Rome stood Trier one thousand and three hundred years. May it continue to stay and enjoy eternal peace. According to legend, Trebeta should be the namesake of Trier. He was the son of the legendary Assyrian King Ninus. His stepmother Semiramis drove him out of the kingdom. Around 2000 BC he was said to have settled here on the Moselle and thus to be the founder of the city of Trier. Thus, the inscription says that Trier is 1300 years older than Rome.
Diese Kulturdenkmäler liegen nebeneinander in der Ecke zwischen der Fleischstr. 83/84 und dem Hauptmarkt. Sie stammen aus der Barock- / Rokokozeit und wurden zwischen 1737 und 1766 gegründet. Das ehemalige Rathaus ist auch unter dem Namen "Goldener Stern" als ehemalige Gastronomie bekannt.
When the Vikings (Normans) plundered and devastated Trier and the market place in 882 and 892, the archbishop moved the Marktkreuz to its present location. The market cross should remind of that happening. The original Marktkreuz is today in the city museum Simeonstift (at the Porta Nigra). The pillar, on which the market cross stood, served since ca. 1200 as a pillory. It stood as a sign for the market court. At the lower end of the pillar, four holes can be seen. In the Middle Ages there were necklaces, shackles and sinners´ stone attached to chains. No one really knows how long the pillar has served as a pillory.
In 1066, this Jewish quarter was first mentioned in writing. In the 14th c. there were about 60 houses with a synagogue, parish hall and other Jewish setups.
Petrusbrunnen on the Hauptmarkt.