Dreikönigenhaus (House of the three Magi)

Dreikönigenhaus (House of the three Magi)

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David N
Hawthorne, CA4,944 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
This is an interesting example of 13th Century architecture. You can take a moment to appreciate this building as you walk through the Marktplatz. I don't believe you can tour the building, but there is a coffee shop on the first floor with outdoor seating, if you would like to make a brief stop here.
Written July 3, 2023
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vakantiejozef
Olen, Belgium6,102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
Originally the House was called "Zum Säulchen" (the pillars) and was built in 1230 when Trier's medieval city wall was not yet finished. Each house had to defend itself and the entrance was the ‘window’ on the right, accessible only by ladder or wooden staircase that could be pulled up (Trier still has six such Romanesque residential towers ( with the Frankenturm from around 1100 being the oldest). The color scheme of the house is the recreation of considerable original remains.
Written June 7, 2012
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Mike K
Kanata, Canada3,036 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Heading along the Simeonstrasse, we notice on the left (No. 19) the rather garishly renovated yet still graceful 13th century Dreikonigenhaus - House of the Three Kings. In the old days the front door of the Roman residence was on the second story, reached by a staircase that could be removed in case of danger.
Written December 7, 2017
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,829 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
As we walked to the Hauptmarkt from Porta Nigra, our guide pointed out this rowhouse to us which is located at St. Simeonstr and Moselstr, about 2 minutes from Porta Nigra. Look to your left and up. The feature to look for on the outside of this white house is the unusual location of the front door. It's at about the same level as the first row of windows so not at ground level where one would expect a door to be. At first glance, the door seems to be cleverly disguised as another window as it has a similar arch surrounding it just like the windows. A ladder or retractable stairs would have been necessary to enter the house as the door was one floor above ground level. This placement meant that the owners were taking their own precautions against attackers looking for valuables. Tourists see neither a ladder or stairs on the exterior of this house. The more recognizable feature of this white house is its vividly contrasting color scheme of red and mustard yellow brick and patterned tile work that surrounds 2 rows of arched windows. This decorative feature gives the house a Moorish look.

Today, the house has a ground level door and large glass windows at street level. The house is a coffee shop, Good Fellows, with patio seating - another way to know where Dreikonigenhaus is. Seen from the pedestrianized street, the patio table umbrellas hide the marker or sign with the name "Drei Konigenhaus erbuat 1230" that appears on the side of the house along with a clear plastic sign that explains, in German, its historical significance.

We stopped for a quick photo of the exterior of this house with its unusual door placement. Dreikonigenhaus was an interesting sidelight on the way to the Hauptmarkt.
Written June 18, 2019
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TheGlacierist
Windsor, Canada2,186 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
The house has a funny way for entrance to protect it in medieval times. It is located almost after one leaves Porta Nigra, but one must pay close attention as it can be missed easily. I had to return back and search for it before going on.
Written August 12, 2015
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MMO_Istanbul
Istanbul, Türkiye172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
This house is located on the main pedestrian street very close to Porta Nigra. It has an entrance almost 5 meters higher than the street level and is accessible by a ladder that can be pulled up when not in use; this method was at those times used to defend the house against strangers.
Written October 18, 2014
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Renate V
Hartbeesfontein, South Africa1,104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
A Romanesque and Gothic patrician house from 1230, this house is on the street from the Market square to the Porta Nigra you would inevitably pass it. So do stop and enjoy the fun aspect of the entrance that was only accessible via a ladder. Today this is one of three remaining such houses in Trier but I could not establish where the others are.
well worth a stop for its beauty and interesting feature
Written June 23, 2019
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Sue R
Vernon Hills, IL91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This unique house has its entry accessible ONLY via a rope ladder. This kept out anyone they chose not to see, do business with or protect themselves against.
Written March 31, 2019
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belleretraite
Montreal, Canada7,764 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
It took us about 10 minutes to find it ( we had the wrong address) but once you know what you are looking for , it is easy to find . It is a XIII th century building whose main purpose was to defend the city and should had been very hard to access . This is why the door was on the second floor and required a ladder to open it ! . The building was restored to have the same look it had when it was built !
Written June 19, 2017
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gentbrugg
Moscow2,282 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
This is one of those 8 or 9 defensive towers, which Trier had in the middle Ages. But she was simultaneously a residential house, just the entrance to it was located high and was carried out by means of a ladder. However, later were made the "normal" entrances.
The name is a little strange – it turns out that on the building once were hung a painting with a scene of the adoration of the Magi.
In general, a tower house hass no different features in comparison with its other counterparts like Frankenturm, the Jerusalem tower. Except the paintings of semi-circular windows on the upper levels and vicinity to Porta Nigra and the Hauptmarkt.
Written April 14, 2017
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