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This is a panoramic view of Trier, the oldest German city - founded in the year 16 B.C. by the romans. The photo was taken from the wonderful lookout point "Mariensäule" high above the left bank of Moselle river. You can see the Mariensäule (Mary column) top right in this photo. The 40 m high column with a statue of St. Mary was raised in the 19th century in conjunction with the dispute between the catholic township an the protestant Prussian government.

In my photo in the foreground you can see Mosell river which at the right runs from south - the Luxembourg border - in a big curve to north east in direction of Rhine river - 210 river kilometers from here.

Right hand you can see the old Roman bridge - built from 144 to 152 (!). It still is able to withstand the today's road traffic - an incredible building.

A bit right from the middle of the picture you can detect - a little in the background - a big brown building, the Constantine basilica.

Exactly in the middle of the photo you can find the cathedral of Trier, the oldest German seat of a bishop.

On the other bank of the river - behind the right end of the river island - you can see the old - white - crane from the year 1413 which was in use until 1910. One can see clearly its extension arm.

There are many other details you can see here. Trier with its many Roman and medieval buildings really is worth a visit.


Using the map view function at tht left (please click at "satellite") you'll find the marker exactly at my lookout point, the Mariensäule.
The picture was stitched out of three photos.

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