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Steipe am Hauptmarkt

No Roman heritage this time, but it is another impression of the German town of Trier. This is the Hauptmarkt (Main Market Square) and one of its most monumental buildings, die Steipe, which is the Gothic building at left. Die Steipe dates back to 1430, when it was used as a building for ceremonial functions for dignitaries. It was remodelled in 1483 and used as town hall until sometime in the 18th century and turned into a restaurant in the 1930s. In the Second World War, the building was completely destroyed, but rebuilt in 1970. Nowadays the building houses a café and a toy museum.

Trier, located on the banks of the river Moselle in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate) close to the German-Luxembourgish border, may be the oldest city in Germany. It was founded by the Celts in 400 BCE (as Treuorum) and later conquered by the Romans. The city has got about 105,000 inhabitants.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/320 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 430/100 mm
Date Taken: 2015-05-24 17:23
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 1246 kb

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