The Steipe is an extremely well known landmark in the Hauptmarkt in Trier. It was bombed in 1944 and not rebuilt till 1970. It dates back to 1483 and is located on the corner of Dietrichstrasse and the Hauptmarkt adjacent to the Red House. The Steipe was originally built for the use of councillors for offical functions. The statues sculptured here are monuments to some of the saints of early Trier. These are copies only, the originals are all in the Alstadt Musem Simeonstift.
Johann Wilhelm Polch, the baker's guild master who was also secretary of the cathedral chapter, lived in the Red House, which was designed by Wolfgang Struppeler. St Anthony is the patron saint of the Red House and his statue dating back to the 17th century can also be found there.
Sadly neither of these buildings are open to the public.
All you can do, is view these two House's from the outside, who cares? I didn't, as I was very happy to stand and admire their lovely architecture!
STEIPE..... translate's to Arcade from a Trier dialect word. The building was used for ceremonial functions, then tragedy struck when it was destroyed in 1944.
It was rebuilt to what we see and admire today, and if you look on the corner's, there are some sculpture's [copies of original's] of Saint's.
LOCATION...........Corner of Main Market and Dietrichstrasse
RED HOUSE......Was the house of the bakers' guild master and secretary of the cathedral chapter. St. Anthony's sculpture is from the 17th century. He is the patron saint of the house.
An inscription tells of the legend that Trier is 1300 years older than Rome.
The Steipe gets it name from a Trier dialect word which means (arcade) supports.
It was a building for ceremonial functions for the city councillors and dignitaries and contained drawing rooms and refreshment rooms.
Steipe is an old pub. After 50 years of building it opens in the year 1484. The building is very nice. It has many figures at the front. We passed this building every day because it is directly at the market.