The Roemer Express Train, is another of the petit Tourist Train's, that takes you around all the sight's of the city.
Short on time, we used this Train to see the places we wouldn't have time to walk to.
It was about the most expensive of these little train tour's we did in Europe.
The regular, 35 minute tour is what we did.
The tour begin's and end's at the Porta Nigra, so look for that, and you have found the Train!
We were able to listen to a recording in English, and there was a choice of a few different language's.
We went through many very narrow lanes, we saw important building's, like the House of Karl Marx, many Churches, beautiful civil houses, Roman buildings, including the Roman Bath's.
It was a good tour, my only complaint, and this is nearly alway's, photo's are hard to take from these Train's.
Two trains run every day from March to December.
January to February they circulate on week-ends when weather conditions are favourable.
April to October TOURS BEGIN AT...10 am and 6 pm with two trains every 25 minutes
November to March departure is hourly between 10 am and 5 pm.
PRICE.....Adult's 7 euro Children (6-14 years): 4 eu
Family ticket: 18 eu(2 adults + 3 children under 14 years)
Buy the Ticket from the Driver.
I think I could be forgiven for thinking this was a statue when I first saw it!
There was not even an eye blink of movement!!
My husband and I stood and watched for a while. Nothing happened, the "statue" was motionless, that was until a small child came along, and put a coin in the receptacle, and yes, there was movement, and a smile, and a turn of the head, the person was alive!
Really well done, and whilst we were there, the person came out of their outfit to have a rest.
When walking the street southwards alongside the river Mosel we encounter two old cranes on the right side. The first one is called the Old Crane. It was built from stone in 1413. The other one is called "Customs" Crane (Zollkran) and was built in 1774. Both cranes have moveable roofs. Inside each is a treadmill which was driven by manual labour.
This is not a tip but an explanation to the order of the tips. I start north of the city centre and go down to Porta Nigra, then westwards to the river Mosel, following it to Römerbrücke and then turning eastwards passing by the three baths before reaching the Amphitheater. After that I turn back into town again visiting some religious buildings before ending up in front of the Tourist Agency close to Porta Nigra.
Built in 1230 this is one of the oldest, and most colourful, buildings in Trier. Its facade is a bright mediterranean style whitewash, but garishly highlighted. It really stands out on the more conservative high street as it leads from the Porta Nigra to the Hauptmarkt. Probably its most curious feature is the original door, which is one floor above street level. It was built like this so that the owners could pull up the ladder access to the living quarters in times of strife, and prevent troublemakers gaining access.
From Trier by train to Rudesheim am Rhein takes 3 hours , with one change at Koblenz,if this sounds a long time bear in mind that there is lovely scenery along the Mossel and Rhine rivers, using the Rheinland ticket at 23 euro one person or a few euro more for up to 5 people on one ticket it is a bargain. You can break your journey and get on and off has you like on the regional trains. Rudesheim is on the right bank of the river rhine opposite from Binghem,is famous for reislings wine,vineyards everywhere. There is a cable car up to Niederwald Denkmal monument has you glide over the wine slopes, return fare was about 6 euro 50.  Try to go up early has it gets busy at peak times
From Trier the train ride is about one hour to Cochem Mosel,leave the station by the right,or go to river bank and turn right. Cochem is a pretty place and gets crowded with tourists. There is a tourist toy train which takes you around Cochem and across the bridge to the over side of the river Mosel.,interesting ride and views. There is a chairlift well worth it for the view. The fare on the chairlift was 4 euro 80. In town there are loads of shops , bars, and cafes.
From Trier i used a Rhineland ticket 23 euro allday use in the area on reginal trains, saved me quite a bit because i went from Trier to Sarrburg then on to Saarbrucken then back to Trier. Sarrburg is a really lovely place to visit with in the middle of town a waterfall on the river [stream].
Trier likes to celebrate whether it's about traditional Christmas with its Christmas markets or events like carnival etc. Pls take a look at their web page which provids with informations about the largest and most popular events for the year 2008 in Trier.
While on long distance travels, one will agree that trains of the GermanRailsystem (http://www.bahn.de), do deserve their good reputation for comfort, cleanliness, and punctuality. Theit trains are modern and fast. A snack bar or a dining car, serving German and international cuisine as well as wine and beer, can usually be ordered on all trains except locals. While on just city sightseeing, one can leave the baggage in a locker or at the station's baggage counter. In many cities, GermanRailsystem provides door-to-door baggage service, allowing passengers to have luggage picked up at or delivered to their hotels. Accompanying baggage can be checked for a nominal fee. Suitcases, baby carriages, skis, bicycles, and steamer trunks are permitted as baggage. Insurance policies of various kinds, including a travel medical plan, are also available.
A network of EuroCity (EC) trains connecting Germany with 13 other countries offers the same high standards of service as those of IC.
Germany's high-speed rail network, known as InterCity Express (ICE), is among the fastest in Europe, their trains reaching speeds of 280kmph (174 mph). One of these trains runs from Hamburg, via Wuerzburg and Nuernberg, to Munich; another from Frankfurt, via Stuttgart to Munich; and yet another from Berlin, via Frankfurt to Munich. Each train makes stops along the way. ICE significantly reduces travel time, making transits north to south across the country easily possible in the course of a single day.
the simeonstift is former 11th century priest's house located next to the porta nigra. today it houses the trier tourist office and the stadtisches museum. the museum covers the history of trier from prehistoric times to the present. a very good place to start your tour of the historic sites of trier.
If you visit the museum of Trier, you cannot miss this impressive and original 2 metres long sculpture: Constantin’s foot! (I prefer Constantin rather than Constantine. . . ) Constantin’s foot is in Trier, but it is a copy from an original kept in Rome, from a Giant statue of Constantin, of which some remains (it is a broken 12 metres statue, of which, the head, a foot and other parts of the statue are still in Rome, in the garden of the Capitoline Museum).
It is part of an exhibition dedicated to Europe, the early “European”, the Central European antiquity which took place between June and September 2007, but the copy of the foot remained in Trier. Constantin, one of the greatest emperors (Constantinople . . . . . . the battle of the Milvius bridge. . . . , the first “official” Christian Emperor (in fact the first Emperor to officially allowed the Christian to practice their religion), still revered as a saint by the Orient Christians, was named Emperor in Trier, married in Trier, built a new “limes” on the marches of the Roman Empire. . . . . So, Constantin is a special character of Trier, and Trier wanted to show it, in an original way! So pay your respect to Constantin’s foot before entering the Rhein. Landesmuseum (last days for an “interesting” exhibition. . . . )
The Cathedral Treasury of Trier houses one of the most important collections of ecclesiastical art containing magnificent feats from Late Antiquity, the Romanesque era, the Gothic and baroque eras and the 19th/20th century. The treasury also contains several important medieval manuscripts and a few liturgical vestments. But the principal items of the exhibition are the relics brought here by St. Helena, mother of Roman emperor Konstantin the Great, in 4th century. The most important relics are: the Holy Robe (the tunic said to have been worn by Jesus during (or shortly before) his crucifixion), the Holy Nail (claimed to be one of the nails with which Christ was crucified), St. Andrew's portable altar (contains a sole of one of the Apostle’s sandals) and a tooth from St. Peter. In the Middle Ages the veneration of relics was expressed by girding them with precious goldsmith's works of art. Gold, silver, gemstones and pearls were used to reflect the aura of the saint by their finery. But in 18th century large parts of the Cathedral Treasury were used to finance the war against the French. Almost 400 kg of precious metal were melted down for coinage. Only 12 feats, the most precious and important ones, could be saved. In 19th and 20th century the Treasury was extended again through donations, art trade and loans.
November 1st to March 31 = weekdays 11:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m.
Sundays and Church holidays 2:00 to 4:00 p. m.
April 1st to October 31st = weekdays 10:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m.
Sundays and Church holidays 12:30 to 5:00 p. m.
Burg Ramstein was first mentioned in German history around 915 AD. Originally a large house overlooking an agricultural valley, the Trier Archbishops expanded the Burg to its present size in the 13th Century. In the 1600s, several wars ravaged this region, and the castle was damaged beyond repair in 1689 by French soldiers under Ludwig XIV. After further damage in WWII, repairs were made in 1987 to stabilize the ruins and make them safe for visitors.
(borrowed & condensed from the website www.burg-ramstein.de)
Just below the Burg is a small restaurant with tame deer.
Saarburg is a breathtaking little town which can be seen in an afternoon by train from Trier. The feature of Saarburg is the waterfall which is located right in the middle of the town and is beautifully adorned with flowers of every colour and variety available. The town has a wonderful history as well and has many well kept reminders of its historical past.
Walk from the train station to the town. It seems like a long way but it really isn't far at all and there is much to see along the way and of course many pics to take. You are welcome to visit my Saarburg page to see more of it in detail.
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