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Address: Konstantinplatz 11, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 0651 42570
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This huge cathedral has been preserved from the era of Constantine the...

This huge cathedral has been preserved from the era of Constantine the Great.

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now an evangelical church , official protestant church of germany, before almost everything you can imagine , even nazi- centre, the bischof of trier, was celebrating his... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a history buff I was astonished at this building's history. Constantine and Nepolian sat in this building. it was built in around 400 AD. We took a walking history tour and that's what we were told. Just to think about the conversations that went on there is just amazing. So many years and so many people!!!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Although now a very plain Lutheran church, this building is actually Emperor Constantine's basilica. It is amazing to imagine the ceremonies that must have taken place here 1700 years ago. The ancient Roman buildings in Trier are some of the few to survive a fearsome bombardment by the Allies in 1945

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

now an evangelical church , official protestant church of germany, before almost everything you can imagine , even nazi- centre, the bischof of trier, was celebrating his banquests, with nude dancing .... and more

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melb
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Well, it may have been saved and 'renewed'as a beautiful, pure Lutheran interior structure (especially after the sensuality of the Dom), but the magnificent and overwhelming size of this place screams Roman emperor Constantine, as do the millions of narrow Roman bricks which still make up the rump of the cavernous building. In imagination, the grand emperor still sits on... More 

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Although a church now this edifice was originally built as an audience hall for the Ceasar. It was built huge in order to intimidate the people coming for an audience. We were told the acoustics are wonderful which is probably true and also why the church has such a huge organ, would have liked to have heard it.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

There are a few occasions when touring historical sites that the spirit of those who came before us are present. Such is this former Roman basilica. I could feel the Roman court and the power of the empire and was humbled. Some will find the simplicity dull, but others such as myself find it inspiring and a reflection of a... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Before this was ever a church it was a throne room. Remember that fact. Compared to other churches... not so impressive. A throne room where you came to encounter the heads of Time in the area... yeah, that's cool.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Amazing Building - our Guide indicated this was Constantine's seat of Imperial Power. Magnificent Building. Both inside and outside. The ceiling is exceptionally high and beautiful woodwork. This must have been incredibly intimidating to those coming to beseech a Roman emperor. The high arched windows. As a modern church it has a huge modern pipe organ.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The building which holds this church was originally a Roman basilica - and although it has been restored several times it is still a magnificent and awe inspiring building. Inside there is a stunning contrast to the elaborate Catholic churches and cathedrals more commonly found here - an austere and restrained interior with a few wonderful decorative touches like the... More 

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Bad Soden am Taunus, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Acting as a contrast to the Catholic churches already reviewed, this newer building is still, nonetheless, a very impressive structure.

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