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Address: Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Description: This huge stone gate has stood as a symbol of the city since the second...
This huge stone gate has stood as a symbol of the city since the second century.
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One of the main attractions of Trier

Trier is the oldest city in Germany and this attraction explains it. To the left of the ruins is a little trailer-like booth where you can purchase a ticket to enter the ruins... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Ansbach, Germany
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Ansbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Trier is the oldest city in Germany and this attraction explains it. To the left of the ruins is a little trailer-like booth where you can purchase a ticket to enter the ruins. For adults I believe its 3 euro. Great price for what you see. There are multiple floors and a lot to see. Recommended for couples, families with... More 

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Salado, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is a truly impressive building once you consider how old it actually is. To think you can actually walk where Roman soldiers stood guard over Trier over a thousand years ago is truly amazing. Four floors are open and from the top you can get a really good view of Trier and see a couple of the other Roman... More 

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This must be one of the largest Roman remains north of the Alps and reflects the role of Trier as the regional capital of the Roman Empire. I think it interesting that so much survived during medieval times because it had developed a religious use and then saved from Napoleons despoilation of religious buildings because of its antiquity.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Meet the Romans in Trier. The Gate is impressive.It dominates the Town.From here Tourist buses and trains start.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is an amazing place to visit. The structure dates back to Roman times and is 1800 years old, took over 10 years to build. I really am impressed that it has survived all these years and that I was able to touch the stone. Our tour guide told us that no cement was used in building it because the... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I love the Roman architecture. I'm impressed that's it's managed to survive for 2,000 years, unlike the other 3 gates into Trier. Brought out my imagination as to what this city must have looked like back when the Romans were here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I expected something more. It's just part of the Roman building. Old - fact - but it isn't really attraction for tourist who is not an archeologist :-)

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Baumholder, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I love the Roman ruins in Trier. The Porte Negra has a great story too. You can go inside it and take a tour and they will tell you the whole story. I just cant imagine living amongst so much history. It is truly beautiful, and the Roman Baths are definitely worth a visit as well.

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Griesheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Porta Nigra is such a beautiful and imposing structure. Climb up to the top for views of the surrounding area. Also, during certain times there are Authentic looking Roman guards to take your picture with. I wish they offered historic tours and reenactments in English. In my opinion, the Porta Nigra a night is the most spectacular, lit up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Due to a rain the day we visited Trier, we didn't venture far into the city, but were able to stop by Roman Bath and the Black Gate, which was very impressive and we would highly recommend to see the whole complex and the Gate (especially go under it and see the sky from there)

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