Trier Travel Guide

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Trier Highlights

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    sargentjeff says…

     Beautiful place to see some fantastic historical sites 

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     The weather.... 

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     I like this city and will probably go back again 

Trier Things to Do

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  • 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 central chapel is a room built of Roman brick under the direction of Saint Helen. The mother of Constantine I, she is also credited with founding the...

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  • 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 had taken the distinctly black shade it has today. The gate is the only one remaining of a system of four, and was saved from destruction twice, for...

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  • 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 centers around the ornate Petrusbrunnen, and the pastel and half-timbered facades are watched over by the imposing spire of the St. Gangolf church. Like...

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Trier Hotels

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Trier Restaurants

  • Being on an Indian Train

    Location: at the end of Neustrasse on the 2nd floorService: been 2x there, always nice and fast cooking timeAmbience: It feels like I´m on an Indian train :D funky indian fittings At first, they serve you Papadam, a big thin crispy thing, with 3 dips ( Mango Chutney/ Mint Yoghurt/ pickled vegetables in a very salty red paste *put in order of...

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  • Best Sushi of Trier

    There are a few Sushi restaurants in Trier, but this one has reached the perfect mix of quality&price.It´s a small place dressed up like a simple modern café, the sushi is rolled behind an open bar.My favorite Sushi place here!! Service: The only always changing waitress is busy doing her work, had never to complain about the service, the orders...

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  • Kinda Italian

    The type of Italian restaurant, that doesn´t spend much money on interior design but has nice food. It´s divided into two parts, a smaller front room and bigger saloon behind, made my way back to the front room, which was kinda romantic, while the hall behind looked like the living room of somebody. If you want dinner for two, take the room in...

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Trier Nightlife

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  • Nice night club

    We ended up spending a Friday and Saturday night in the same night club. It was crowded both nights, full of locals and Americans in age of 22-30. There was fairly big dance floor and it was all the time full of people. Music was mainly typical chart dance music. Drinks were mid-priced.Don't break your glass, you will be thrown out of the...

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  • Local yuippie place

    Centrally located, expensive looking bar that has was fully crowded at least on Friday evening. The people consisted mainly of local yuippies, who did not seem to be overfriendly towards us tourists. Expensive drinks.On Saturdays and Sundays there is breafast buffet for 4,90e (10:00-15:00), but the selection did not look so promising so we decided...

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  • Julius

    Cafe/bar with high standards and style. Expensive prices, favoured by businessmen and yuippees. Wooden chairs were not very comfortable, but the toilettes with comforting music were sights themselves. Service was very friendly! Dress classy.

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Trier Transportation

  • Travelling with (young) kids.

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you. General: Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise...

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  • Bus from Frankfurt Hahn Airport.

    If you plan to go to Trier via Frankfurt Hahn Airport, here is a link for you that shows the timetable for the bus passing by on its way to Luxembourg and Metz. Click on the city name and there will pop up another page with the schedules in both directions.

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  • Coming by train.

    Trier is well served by train in every direction. Just follow the link below for time schedules from Deutsche Bahn. It's in English.

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Trier Shopping

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  • the best fabrics store in southwest...

    This is one great shop to buy fabrics. Not so easy to find, since it is not in the city centre. Its located in the south of Trier and once you reach it there is no window, just a metal door and it leads to the store in the backyard.But don't worry, you come in and find it is paradise for fabrics lovers.Thousands of fabrics for anything you can or...

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  • House of Hope

    Most Cathedrals and many churches the world over come complete with a Gift Shop or Piety Stall. The Gift Shop located in Domstadt in Trier just opposite the Dom and Liebfrauenkirche is a truly memorable one for me. Whilst wandering through browsing the items on sale, I came across an array of small matchbox like boxes, each of which contained a...

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  • Music Instrument shop in Trier, Germany

    Very good shop for music instruments of every kind, large bibliotheque of notes, books e.t.c.You can find everything. The prices are higher than in other parts of Germany.Website: http://www.musik-reisser.deGPS Coordinates: LAT: 49°45'20.94"N LON: 6°38'21.46"EMusikhaus ReisserInhaber: Georg KernFleischstrasse 30-3154290 TrierTelefon 06...

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Trier Local Customs

  • Frischer Federweißer

    It's wine which is still fermenting, and only available in September/October.I stumbled across a stall selling it in the Hauptmarkt as I was about to head back to the hotel after a wee pizza.The words "when was the last time you tried something for the first time?" went through my head, and I was right in there. €2 for a glass. Very pleasant. Very...

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  • Beer

    I’m used to Bavaria. Rheinland Pfalz is a bit alien to me. Or at least the beer habits are. No helles. No dunkel. Just pils or weisse bier. I’m a helles drinker. Not excited about weisse. The pils is fine, as I’m used to Czech and Slovak beer. But these 0.25l or 0.30l glasses. Ouch. Its gone in a coupe of gulps.I don’t drink litres in Bavaria...

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  • German military tricks

    Just a funny surprise when I arrived at Trier; looking around, trying to find my way in the city, I picked out this tower (main picture), and thought I arrived in the old city centre. . . . . . . It was close to the city hall, (picture 3) so, in normal cities close to the centre; but when I had a closer look to the tower I scratched my head,...

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Trier Warnings and Dangers

  • This is Germany

    It wasn't until I got to Trier, late on a Friday evening, that I remembered seeing its crime figures in a report on Germany. It was a blip on an otherwise low crime region, and out of proportion for a small town of this size. I guessed that it was some kind of anomaly due to some undisclosed reason, like Frankfurt's crime rate is unusually high...

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  • Do drink enough!!!

    For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 liter of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Alkmaar area due to the fact the...

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  • Don't assume things will be open.....

    ...even if the opening times say they will be.Trier's vast Roman amphitheatre is open pretty much every day of the year. It was certainly supposed to be open on the day I visited, but when I finally arrived there (it's a pleasant walk from the Kaiserthermen) I found it was closed. A notice suggested this was due to 'snow and ice' but...to be...

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Trier Tourist Traps

  • Trierer Dom - The Treasury!

    When we returned from the burial site we decided to visit the Treasury Section. Be aware that this particular section requires an entrance fee of €1,50 per adult. But it's worth while when learning about the legend of the Holy Robe of Christ. The Holy Robe is the seamless garment said to be worn by Christ during the Crucifixion. The relic is sealed...

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  • Trierer Dom - On top of a Constantinian...

    It's fun to walk around the Trierer Dom, just to feel the vibe of so much history. When we did this walk we realized that in ancient days it would have taken some more time to walk around it. The Trierer Dom used to be about four times as large as the present-day church and converting the area of the Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady, The...

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  • Trierer Dom - The oldest church in...

    Trier, which stands on the Moselle River, was a Roman colony dating back to the first century A.D.. After that period it was known as a great treading centre untill the beginning of the following century. It's also fun to mention that it became one of the capitals of the Tetrarchy at the end of the third century, when it was known as the "Second...

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Trier What to Pack

  • Das List

    We found the best thing for us was a large purse with a zipper top for my wife and I carried a mid-sized backpack with plety of compartments. We had plenty of room for souveneirs and everything else we could carry back with us As always when wandering through Europe, wear comfortable, breathable shoes that have good support, and in Germany, ALWAYS...

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  • Travel light!

    * Map and guidebook;* Crackers;* 2 Liter of water;* Fruit / power bars. * Hiking boots;* 1 extra t-shirt;* Shorts with many pockets;* Sunglasses;* Fleece type jacket;* Hat / cap;* Raincoat. * Lip balm;* (Neck) sunblock;* Band-aids. * Camera and lots of films!* Filter;* Extra batteries;* Lens 210 mm. * Binocular;* Compass.

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  • Trier Hotels

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Trier Off The Beaten Path

  • Europäische Rechtsakademie

    In English, the Academy of European Law. Well, of limited interest to most travelers, but it’s why I was in Trier. I needed a big chunk of hours to fill my CPD (continuing professional development) quota for the year, so off I went.It delivered some top quality speakers from all around the EU, with an audience of 60 drawn from 15 countries. Ideal....

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  • Walking tour through Trier

    City Walking Tour "2000 Steps - 2000 Years of History". During a city walking tour with highly qualified guides, one will explore the Trier inner city with its numerous sights and sites on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.

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  • Road trip through Mosel valley

    The Mosel River runs through one of Europe's most beautiful valleys, which you can traverse in a day. The Mosel Valley offers many picturesque towns, forests, and wineries to explore and enjoy. Because it is easily traversed and is populated with many villages tucked into the low green hills, the Mosel Valley is a wonderful place to take a...

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Trier Sports & Outdoors

  • Hiking - Do take time to meander!

    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....

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  • Hiking - One huge archaeological site.

    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...

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  • Hiking - Delights at every turn.

    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...

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Trier Favorites

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  • How to find the objects.

    I have put links to Google Map in my tips to make it easier to find the objects mentioned, when possible to get the right position. The links are marked in italics. Unfortunately Google Map isn't very precise and too often points to other buildings than the wanted one.

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  • WLAN-HOTSPOTS IN TRIER

    WLAN-HOTSPOTSCafe Mohr Fleischstraße 55http://www.cafe-mohr-trier.de/Cafe Steipe Hauptmarkt 14http://www.zur-steipe.de/McDonald's Restaurant Hauptmarkt 18http://www.mcdonalds-trier.de/Hauptmanns 'Kaffee und Weingenuss' Kornmarkt 2http://www.hauptmanns-trier.de/Coyote Cafe Trier Nikolaus-Koch-Platz 5http://www.coyote.de/trier/index_trier.htmBurger...

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  • Kirner Pils.

    Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being abroad is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. In Germany it was sometimes rather difficult. We found out that there are quite some local beers, only known in that particular area. But anyway, we did like the Kirner Pils.The...

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Constantine Basilica
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Trierer Dom
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Römer Express.
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Dreikönighaus.
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The church of St Gangolf.
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Liebfraukirche.
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