Trier Things to Do

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  • 1. St Peter's Cathedral

    Like much of Trier, the imposing fortress like Cathedral has its roots in Roman times. It was built in sections, rather than in one single construction, spanning nearly two millennia. Inside the...

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  • 2. Porta Nigra

    The Porta Nigra is a huge blackened Roman gate on the northern edge of the old city. Its name means "black gate", and it comes not from Roman Latin, but from the Middle Ages, when its grey sandstone...

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  • 3. Hauptmarkt - Main Market

    Trier's beautiful marketplace, the Hauptmarkt, is a focal point of the town and contains many of its finest old buildings, like the Gothic Steipe and the Renaissance Rotes Haus. The market place...

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  • 4. Kaiserthermen - Imperial Baths

    Trier has three Roman baths, but the Kaiserthermen are the best of the lot, and the biggest this side of the Alps. The ruined wall of the Kaiserthermen stands tall and iconic, but it only hints at the...

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  • 5. Electoral Palace - Kurfürstliches Palais

    The pink and white layer cake Rococo Palais der Kurfursten was the home to the Archbishop-Electors of the Holy Roman Empire. Now it is a local government office, but it retains all of its outrageous...

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  • 6. Amphitheater

    Built in 100AD, this very large amphitheater is the oldest surviving Roman building in Trier. It's big, with a historical capacity of over 20,000 people, but it's not as impressive as the Amphitheater...

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  • 7. Constantine Basilica

    If there is one building in Trier which will give you an idea of the impressive building skills of the Roman Empire it is the Konstantinbasilka. It is simply vast and, I believe, is the largest...

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  • 8. Landesmuseum

    Landesmuseum takes us through the history from the Stone Age and forward. It shows some 3.000 exhibits like the Wine Ship from Neumagen (one of my other tips). The museum ha

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  • 9. Barbara Therme Baths

    These Roman baths date from the 2nd century, probably because the smaller baths in the Viehmarkt could no longer meet the needs of the growing population. The Barbarathermen were in use to the end of...

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  • 10. Roemerbruecke - Roman Bridge

    The old Roman bridge, Römerbrücke, built in the 2nd century AD, is the oldest bridge north of the Alps still used for traffic. Of the seven supporting columns, five are original! The arches dates...

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  • 11. Liebfrauenkirche

    The Gothic Liebfrauenkirche adjoins the Trierer Dom so there really is no excuse for missing it! Although the exact date of construction is not known an inscription painted on one of its twelve...

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  • 12. Church of St. Gangolf

    The oldest parts of St Gangolf church stems from 964 when the first stone was laid. In 1284 was it rebuilt in Gotic style and in 1507 was the tower heightened to 62 m. The church was severly damaged...

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  • 13. Karl Marx Haus

    Karl Marx, the well known author of "Das Kapital, was born in this house and spent his youth there up to the age of 17. Opening hours April - October: Mon - Sun 10:00 - 1

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  • 14. St Peters Fountain

    You'll find this beautiful fountain in the Hauptmarkt. It was built at the end of the 16th century. Obviously, it is St Peter who adorns the top of the fountain. Below him are figures representing the...

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  • 15. Palace Gardens

    The Palace Gardens in front of Trier's Electoral Palace were a desolate parade ground from the days of Napoleon through WWII. After the war, with the renaissance of Trier, the once-sterile marching...

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  • 16. Mosel River

    The pretty Mosel River passes through Trier, and it is here where we found the "old Roman Bridge." The first stone bridge in the region was built in 71 AD and if you wish to see the ruin's, they are...

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  • 17. House of the Three Kings

    This in an interesting building on Simonstrasse (leading from the Porta Nigra to the Hauptmarkt) but one which I suspect is easily missed. I'm certain its colours are not as they would originally...

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  • 18. Steipe

    All you can do, is view these two House's from the outside, who cares? I didn't, as I was very happy to stand and admire their lovely architecture! STEIPE..... translate's to Arcade from a Trier...

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  • 19. Roman Baths

    Trier has 3 sets of excavated Roman baths. Those at Viehmarkt ('cattle market') are the oldest (dating from 80AD) and the smallest, most popular in the 3rd and 4th centuries. Asfter Roman rule ceased...

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  • 20. Judengasse

    The Judengasse is an alley type passage that leads from Simeonstrasse into the Postplatz.I could find nothing of interest in the passageway but it opened into the nice Platz with some cafes and this...

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  • 21. St. Mary's Column - Mariensaeule

    The Mariensäule was erected in 1866 with donations from Trier citizens. It sits on the highest point of the sandstone cliffs on the west side of the river Mosel. On top of the 40m high pillar there is...

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  • 22. Market Square

    This place, the "Hauptmarket" is the most beautifull spot in town. It's the haert of the town and the center for nightlife. There are many old houses situated along this place, such as the Roten Haus,...

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  • 23. Church of Our Lady

    A last look to the nave from the Holy Shrine, (Main picture) then we can continue the visit , going through a door at the eastern side, and go to visit a cloister separating the cathedral from the...

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  • 24. Frankenturm

    The Frankenturm is a medieval residential tower from the 11th century. It was named after one of its owners in the 14th century, Franko von Senheim. The entrance was on the first floor, like

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  • 25. Jewish Quarter

    Here is a view of the Jewish Alley looking back toward the archway that leads to the market center. The four small medieval houses have been converted and are now home to three small bars featuring...

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