Kornmarkt (Grain Market) and St. George's Fountain, Trier

Kornmarkt (Grain Market) and St. George's Fountain, Trier

The Grain Market square was originally laid out in 1746. Grain merchants had to offer their goods for sale in the city before the grain could be distributed further. The square's town hall had an open ground floor that was used as a marketplace.

One of the square's main attractions is the neoclassical casino. The casino was a gathering place for influential residents, including Karl Marx's father, Heinrich Marx. The casino was damaged during World War II but rebuilt in the 1950s.

St. George's Fountain on the square is considered one of Germany's most beautiful fountains. It was built in Rococo style by court architect Johannes Seiz. The 11-meter tall (36-foot) fountain features a statue of St. George and represents the four seasons.

In 2003, the square was redesigned and paved with granite slabs. The square's magnificent cedar tree was scheduled to be cut down during the redesign. However, residents successfully petitioned to save it. The square's main attraction is its fabulous restaurants and cafes.

The Grain Market square hosts the Trier Old Town Festival and Christopher Street Day.

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Kornmarkt (Grain Market) and St. George's Fountain on Map

Sight Name: Kornmarkt (Grain Market) and St. George's Fountain
Sight Location: Trier, Germany (See walking tours in Trier)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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