Semionstrasse (Semion Street), Trier

Semionstrasse (Semion Street), Trier

Semion Street is Trier's main shopping street and is pedestrian-only. The street was named after Simeon von Trier, who lived in the city's Roman era Black Gate in the 11th century. Saint Simeon of Trier was a monk and a hermit who died in Germany in 1035. He is venerated as a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church and Catholic Church in Germany.

In the Middle Ages, the Jewish Quarter adjoined Semion Street. Visitors can see a plaque detailing Jewish history in Trier.

Semion Street is a shopping destination with two department stores, restaurants, cafes, a bookstore, fashion retailers, and souvenir shops. Semion Street is one of Germany's busiest shopping streets, and shoppers can seek out international brands or check out local boutiques.

Semion Street features several historic buildings. Below the Karstadt building is a Medevial wine cellar that dates to around 1200. The famous House of the Christopher was named after a statue of St Christopher that is part of the facade. Semion Street is also home to the Karl Marx Childhood Home and the former St. Nicholas Chapel.

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Semionstrasse (Semion Street) on Map

Sight Name: Semionstrasse (Semion Street)
Sight Location: Trier, Germany (See walking tours in Trier)
Sight Type: Shopping
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Walking Tours in Trier, Germany

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