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Even if it was reconstructed, it’s still beautiful

Some tourists next to us were talking about this building and how it’s fake because it is... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Daniel A
Beijing, China
Arches, saints, and knights in armor

The famous old building (of course, except for the fact that it, like most of the others in Trier... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
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Dietrichstr. 54 | Am Hauptmarkt, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

Some tourists next to us were talking about this building and how it’s fake because it is reconstructed. I could care less if it was reconstructed. It’s still beautiful and a sight to behold in the Hauptmarkt. I wish we could've seen the interior of...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 17 April 2017

With its very steep roof, crenelated roof-line and pointed-arch arcades, the Steipe is a landmark building on Trier’s main market square (‘Hauptmarkt‘ in German). Its history goes back to the 15th century but the original building was destroyed during World War II and reconstructed in...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

The famous old building (of course, except for the fact that it, like most of the others in Trier, was completely destroyed by the bombing during the second world war and then rebuilt according to the surviving drawings), destined originally for the municipal events –...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

It stood out from the rest of the buildings in the Hauptmarkt area. There are so many buildings of different designs and could possibly be a competition of architects to make it impressive or the Lords and religious leaders who commissioned them to do the...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2016

The Steipe dates back to the early 1400s. It 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. It was destroyed during...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Just walking around Trier and you get to see the wonderful architecture, stay alert because if your not careful you may walk past some wonders without even realizing it.

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Trier's history isn't just Roman, it's also a 300year fighting for prestige between the archbishops and the seculars. The secular building 'Steipe' is located so that the lord spiritual had to see it every day, with its defiant battlements and the knights facing the Cathedral.

Thank enwee
Reviewed 12 August 2015

The "Die Steipe" is a Gothic 15th century house located in the Hauptmarkt of Trier. It is decorate with the statues of three saints. It has a restaurant beneath it in its name. The statues and decorations are much more attractive than the building itself.

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