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Small-Group Trier Day Trip from Frankfurt
"You’ll be picked up from central Frankfurt in the morning and taken on a 2.5-hour drive to Trier. Located in a lovely valley on the banks of the Moselle River Trier offers many historic attractions without being overcrowded by tourists. Your guide will take you on a walking tour to learn about Trier’s intriguing past. Touted as the oldest city in Germany founded around 16 BC Trier was once the capital of an ancient Roman province. The number and quality of surviving monuments are an outstanding testimony to Roman civilization. Today Trier is home to a whopping eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites many of which you'll see on your tour. Visit Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady and explore several Roman monuments like the Imperial Baths
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Small-Group Trier Day Trip from Frankfurt
"You’ll be picked up from central Frankfurt in the morning and taken on a 2.5-hour drive to Trier. Located in a lovely valley on the banks of the Moselle River Trier offers many historic attractions without being overcrowded by tourists. Your guide will take you on a walking tour to learn about Trier’s intriguing past. Touted as the oldest city in Germany founded around 16 BC Trier was once the capital of an ancient Roman province. The number and quality of surviving monuments are an outstanding testimony to Roman civilization. Today Trier is home to a whopping eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites many of which you'll see on your tour. Visit Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady and explore several Roman monuments like the Imperial Baths
From EUR225.00
 
Small-Group Trier Day Trip from Frankfurt
"You’ll be picked up from central Frankfurt in the morning and taken on a 2.5-hour drive to Trier. Located in a lovely valley on the banks of the Moselle River Trier offers many historic attractions without being overcrowded by tourists. Your guide will take you on a walking tour to learn about Trier’s intriguing past. Touted as the oldest city in Germany founded around 16 BC Trier was once the capital of an ancient Roman province. The number and quality of surviving monuments are an outstanding testimony to Roman civilization. Today Trier is home to a whopping eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites many of which you'll see on your tour. Visit Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady and explore several Roman monuments like the Imperial Baths
From EUR225.00

St Peters Fountain Tips (4)

Petrusbrunnen (St Peter's Fountain)

You'll find this beautiful fountain in the Hauptmarkt. It was built at the end of the 16th century. Obviously, it is St Peter who adorns the top of the fountain. Below him are figures representing the four cardinal virtues - prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance. These four virtues are in actual fact, the basic principles of western philosophy and are attributed to Socratic, Platonic, Aristotellian and Stoic principles. Christianity however, has incorporated these and narrowed them down to Faith, Hope and Charity which originate from God.

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Maryimelda
Jan 24, 2010

St Peters Fountain

St Peters Fountain sits in the center of the main market place and was constructed in 1595. Like many of the other historical sites in city, it was covered in sandbags to protect it from damage from allied air raids during WWII.

The statues on the fountain represent wise governing of the city in the form of justice, fortitude, temperance, and prudence. I think they forgot wine.

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Ewingjr98
Nov 16, 2006

St. Peter's Fountain at the Hauptmarkt

Though difficult to see because of the ambient light and the colorful buildings in the background, this photo shows the fountain of St. Peter (the patron saint of Trier). The fountain is another popular spot to meet friends in the market. This gilded fountain was placed in the Hauptmarkt in 1595.

Though there is a small sign warning the thirsty that this water is not for drinking there is a small spigot available from which one can draw water as this vendor can be seen doing early in the morning to refresh the flowers at her nearby stand.

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wayne0k
Apr 18, 2005

St. Peters fountain.

Trier seems to have a fountain on every block. I have a list of thirteen but there may be more. Saint Peter, whose statue tops the ornate fountain on Trier's market (Hauptmark) square, has stood there for 400 years since 1595. Still he's really a newcomer in town, for Trier is at least five times older. In fact, it was already a city when Peter was still out fishing on the Sea of Galilee. Today the fountain is another popular spot to meet friends in the market. Though there is a small sign warning the thirsty that this water is not for drinking there is a small spigot available from which one can draw water. The fountain was the work of the sculptor Hans Rupprecht Hoffmann who had his large studios in Trier. The statue symbolizes justice, fortitude, temperance, and prudence.

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smschley
Mar 19, 2005
 
 
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