Some strange goings on in Trier over the weekend as a man scales city centre fountain and gets stuck.

Numerous fire engines and police officers were called to Trier's Hauptmarkt in the early hours of Friday morning.

One could hazard a guess as to the reasons leading up the man deciding to clamber up the Petrusbrunnen fountain and recreate a scene from King Kong.

Once up there, however, the poor chap realized he was stuck.

After calling for help, the square which would ordinarily be lit up by lights of a different kind at this time of year, was bathed in swathes of blue, as fire brigades and police eventually got the man back do terra firma.

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