Go to the Porta Nigra A Roman...
Favorite thing: Go to the Porta Nigra A Roman port from the second century. It is the only big part of the wall surrounding the ancient city wich has survived.
Another part is the Arena /amphitheatre, which was admitted in the later build wall, and wich was also used as a port to the city
The old roman arena or...
Favorite thing: The old roman arena or Amphitheatre
Beyond the medieval city wall lies the Roman Amphitheater. Here were conducted cruel combats of animals and gladiators, popular public entertainment.
The Arena is build in the year 100, on the tribunes 20.000 people could watch the games.
The arena itself is surrounded by a protecting wall with openings for animal cages. The stone seats above were dismantled in the 13th century.
The Amphitheater is used for occasional open-air concerts today.
Underneath the arena is a cellar where, in Roman times, prisoners sentenced to death were kept. You can visit this underground room
see the Krahnenviertel (Old...
Favorite thing: see the Krahnenviertel (Old Cranes)
On the banks of the Moselle, you can view two monuments of technology of the past: two loading cranes. The cranes have moveable roofs which move atop mighty round substructures. Inside each is an enormous treadmill which was driven by human muscle power to move the pulleys.
The northerly crane was built in 1413, and the one nearer to the Roman Bridge was built in 1774.
The Kurfurstliche palais....
Favorite thing: The Kurfurstliche palais. Build in the Renaissance.
In the Garden you can find copies of baroc statues
At the east-side of he garden the remains of the medieval citywall
We only stopped in on our way...
Favorite thing: We only stopped in on our way to Belgium....but I'm glad we stopped to see it all!
Fondest memory: The ROEMER-EXPRESS was able to save us from the rain and take us around to see all these sights:
Porta Nigra - Roter Turm (Red Tower) - Liebfrauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) - Dom (Cathedral) - Georgsbrunnen (St. George's Fountain) - Roemische Palastaula (Basilika: Imperial Throne Room) - Kaiserthermen (Imperial Baths) - Thermen am Forum (Baths at the Viehmarkt) - Karl-Marx-Haus - Vereinigte Hospitien (former convents)
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Fondest memory: Trier seems to be the oldest city of Germany. And you feel the history everywhere. When I was a teenager, I was always excited when I read in the paper about works at Trier, and the workers found again some coins or some parts of roman stuff when building a house or a street.
Favorite thing: My favourite place in Trier was the Market Place. It's a beautiful square with wonderful houses, a beautiful fountain and the Church of St. Gangolph dominating the south front.
Favorite thing: A good start for a city walk would be the Porta Nigra. You will find the tourist information right next to it so you can grab all the info you need before you start your walk.
Roman remainders between more modern work
Favorite thing: See the Roman buildings and remainders of that time. Trier has many, but the highlights are the Amphy-theatre, the Thermae and the Porta Nigra.
Visit the Kaiser...
Favorite thing: Visit the Kaiser Thermen(imperial baths)
Build in the fourth century. One of the largest baths outside of Rome, with hot and cold baths.
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Fondest memory: The market square is a lively place and has a lovely mixture of colours and styles. On the south front (shown in this pc)is church of St. Gangolph
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Fondest memory: My favourite building here was the Defensetower, built in 1230, called 'Dreikönigenhaus' (house of three kings). Such a strange looking building on the main street.
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