Trier – Market Cross (Marktkreuz)

The market cross is in the centre of Trier’s market square and it has been in and around this location since 958. The original cross has now been moved to the city’s museum, so the current one is a little more modern, which a date of 1724 on it from when it was renovated.

The pillar the cross stands on is an old Roman column, with holes at the base where it was used in the middle ages as a pillory.