Trier Sports & Outdoors

  • The palace of Trier.
    The palace of Trier.
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  • Defensive walls structure near Porta Nigra.
    Defensive walls structure near Porta...
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  • The castle near St. Gangolf Church.
    The castle near St. Gangolf Church.
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    Motor Sports - Fascination Car Racing

    by gypsyT. Updated Oct 6, 2002

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    As I grew up being on car races each and every weekend up 'til the age of 13 (my dad was a racedriver), there is still a bit of fascination left.
    In four large halls the adventure and leisure park at the Nürburg Ring auto racing course shows various facets of motor sports: current racing vehicles, antique cars, interactive/audiovisual adventure activities, motor development, indoor go-cart race course and much more.
    Open: daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (indoor go-cart-course 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

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    Hiking - One huge archaeological site.

    by Jerelis Updated Aug 11, 2009

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    The palace of Trier.
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    Most people try to rush Trier on a budget so they end up missing some of the highlights in a whirlwind. The key to seeing Trier properly is a game plan, you must know what you want to see before setting out. Before we visited Trier we saw on a city map that the ancient town of Trier can be divided into three areas - the historical old town, the area near the Moselle River and the residential area around the amphitheatre. We visited the city several times, every time we hiked our way through one of the areas.

    Our first hike was the old town where the city is one huge archaeological site which received the UNESCO World Heritage designation in the year 1986. It was quite strenious sometimes, but definately worth while! We started at Porta Nigra, made our way to the Main square and finally hiked way down until it ended at the Trier Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church which dates back to Roman times and is home to the Holy Tunic, a garment with a recorded history back to the 12th century. While most tour guides don't recommend getting lost in the alley´s, this part of Trier is the place to get hopelessly lost for half a day. We wondered off through mysterious and steep alleyways leading us away from the crowds. We ended up at the church of St. Paulin, mazes of hilly backstreets and deserted gardens. The real Trier?

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Historical Travel
    • Archeology

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    Rally Deutschland

    by Gili_S Written Dec 4, 2003

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    Rally Deutschland which is part of the world championship schedule is held in the summer in this region. I was glad to see the Finnish drivers on the podium when I was here, well, it is very usual thing, after all they are the flying Finns.

    Equipment: Peugeot, Ford, Subaru, Hyundai, Skoda & Citroën

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    Eintracht Trier

    by bonio Written Apr 19, 2005

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    I'm usually aware of any football games happening on my travels, missed this one until the day before when we saw an advert for it, needless to say ,we were there. Result was a 1-0 home win against the top of 2Bundesliga side MSV Duisburg. Small stadium was packed with I guess around 10,000 fans in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Beware the beer is alchohol free though - very bad!

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    Hiking - Delights at every turn.

    by Jerelis Updated Aug 11, 2009

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    Street artists singing at the Hauptplatz.
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    Trier is a city with more than 2,100 years of history. The ancient city of Augusta Treverorum was founded in 30 BC and its golden age began in the year 450 AD. The compact town of Trier is easy to get around, and the ideal place to explore on foot. Trier is Germany, and yet it is a culture unto itself. It was established centuries before ancient Rome and its legacy of monuments can be admired in the streets to this day. Historical buildings to stroll around include the 12th century cathedral, Porta Nigra (180 AD), numerous churches, an amphitheater, Roman bridge, old Jewish cementery and the defensive walls reveal delights at every turn. Time to explore it!

    We can honestly state that the best way to explore Trier is by foot and the second best way is also by foot! Besides giving you the opportunity to roam the narrow streets and the cosy squares, it is the quickest way too. If you really want to, you can cross the city centre in approximately 35 minutes. Remember that sometimes it might be quicker (and nicer!) to take a few short-cuts into picturesque alleys instead of following the masses of tourists. Maybe this is easy for us to say as we stayed for a longer period of time and not like most of the tourists only for one day. But even when your stay is rather short, do try to get away from the crowds and just have a 'look around'. Trier is simply a perfect place to walk for a few hours and pretending to know where you are.

    Equipment: Have a look at Trierer Packing List.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Archeology
    • Historical Travel

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    Hiking - Do take time to meander!

    by Jerelis Written Aug 11, 2009

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    St. Gangolf Church.
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    Take time to meander - losing yourself in the maze of alleys, streets and lanes is one of the ancient town´s principal pleasures. The streets wind and wander with no discerrible order or object. We rewarded ourselves with a cool cup of gelato for our effort! But you won´t do justice to the entire city of Trier whenever you won´t visit other parts. So ... do meander, because the cluster of sights around the Hauptmarkt, main square, and the Moselle River are hearthclutchingly beautiful, and the more secret pleasures of the hushed backstreets are just entrancing.

    There are trully more than enough vibrant cultural scenes to see, like the ruins of the amphitheatre and for example the St. Gangolf Church. Via the old roman baths, Palace of Trier, with its beautiful garden, we ended up at the Hauptmarkt (the main square) again, which is probably the most important square of Trier. This public square has served as Trier's main marketplace since medieval times. It lead to a great viewing point to overview the Porta Nigra. All this may seem very though as finding your way in Trier might be difficult, but in really distances are short and the signs will help you in getting around. Enjoy!

    Equipment: Have a look at Trierer Packing List.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Archeology
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Swimming in Mosel

    by drei3t Written Feb 14, 2005
    Going for Mosel

    This is for the most courageous ones: swimming in Mosel in the middle of winter. There is of course no ice because the stream is so powerful, so it is fairly easy just to take of your clothes and jump to the river.

    The water is a bit warmer than in Finland in the winter, maybe about 5 degrees. Beware for the strong stream.

    Equipment: You don't need any equipment whatsoever.

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    • Water Sports
    • Adventure Travel
    • Eco-Tourism

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    Bowling!

    by drei3t Written Feb 20, 2005

    We were thinking what to do on Sunday evening and then we found a Bowling place. It is great fun, and the waitresses bring you next beer automatically when you have finished the previous beer. There seemed to be many groups of young people, so this seems to be one way of spending evenings for the local youth.

    Equipment: You get shoes and balls, so basically you don't need anything with you beforehand.

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    Activities along the Mosel River

    by autaze Written Oct 12, 2006

    Mosel valley offers many. Beautiful nature & sunset, wild gooses, grape yard, old buildings, etc. The locals enjoy them while biking, picnic, skating (roler-blade), fishing, water-skiing, canoing, camping, sailing, or simply walking. If you are tired, there are several cafes & restaurants, unfortunately the distance is not so close to each other. the best places are near the kaiser-willheim brige. Fyi, you can't walk along the valley when water is high. The pedestrian area will be closed.

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