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Address: Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 0651-97-80-80
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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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I guess this is the pinnacle of Roman history in the land of Germanics. The Rhein area was the frontier of the Roman Empire before the Germanic tribes. The gate was built in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I guess this is the pinnacle of Roman history in the land of Germanics. The Rhein area was the frontier of the Roman Empire before the Germanic tribes. The gate was built in the second century and therefore it might be the oldest monument in Germany. It is easily accessible and there is no need to take a guided tour.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Main landmark in Trier: a surviving city gate from Roman times. If you didn't see this one, you didn't visit Trier. Takes max 30 mins, offers nice views of the city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I live close to Treir. Anytime someone visits, I take them to the gate. It is very impressive. It is a massive gate. Travelers of the period would have had to be impressed passing through it.

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very interesting structure from the Roman times. Right near the tourist office so you can arrange some walking tours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Porta Nigra is even today the entrance gate into the city. Although you can walk through it and see it from the outside, a visit is certainly a must. You'll get a nice view of Trier. If you plan to visit Trier make sure to check the Antikencard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Porta Nigra is a Unesco World Heritage Site that is part of four miles of walls and gates in Trier. It is the largest Roman City gate north of the Alps. It was given its name which meant black gate in the Middle Ages. It is made of sandstone and still standing! It was an amazing feeling walking through this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I mean, it's just a gate! It is impressive to think that this is the largest gate north of the Alps, but it has not weathered very well and is almost completely gone. During our visit, there was work being done to reinforce it, so we weren't able to go in it for a tour, so it made it a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

This is the oldest city in Germany. Ruins such as this old gate into the city are found throughout the town. This structure is black with age and ruin thus the name negros. The baths were extremely popular with the Roman caesars with the underground systems. This gate leads one into the cathedral, the basilica, the old town with much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Minimal fee for a really nice tour with lively guides dressed in period garb or go it alone with lots of photo ops and great views of the city. Amazing at night with the lighting effects and part of night tour of other close by attractions starting at the Franken Turm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

One of the oldest structures in Europe, dating back to the Roman times of the second century. Solid and very romanesque in style. Amazing to think that it dates back so far, and escaped destruction in so many wars.

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Address: Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 0651-97-80-80
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Rhineland-Palatinate  >  Trier

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