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Address: Olewiger Strasse/L143, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: +49-651-978-0888
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Description: The ruins of a huge second-century amphitheater, one of the largest in the...
The ruins of a huge second-century amphitheater, one of the largest in the entire Roman Empire.
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Like Pompeii, but better

A short walk out of the centre of town, the Trier amphitheatre is very similar in style to the one at Pompeii. It has high earthwork sides and a complete floor. You can go into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

A short walk out of the centre of town, the Trier amphitheatre is very similar in style to the one at Pompeii. It has high earthwork sides and a complete floor. You can go into the small rooms around the side of the amphitheatre, one of which is where they store the equipment for mock gladiator fights. The most exciting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Well kept grounds with fun day time performance with actors in Roman garb, sword fighting that the children in the audience really loved. See in progress archeological research and the underground quarters where gladiators readied for battle. Also see the cages where exotic animals were on display and sit on the stone seats where Roman citizens watched the spectacles. Well... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Gladiator Valerius takes you into the basements of the amphitheater and tells you about daily life of a Glasiator. A long monologue not easy to follow for those who do not speak German language fluently.

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Worth a visit for anyone interested in Roman history. Pretty scenery and activities can be arranged for children.

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is worth the short trek from the city center to check out another well preserved piece of history. It's very peaceful and relaxing in the late afternoon when it's almost empty. Don't miss going underneath the arena to check out the cellar where they stored weapons and other accessories. Kids will love running around and in and out of... More 

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Roedovre, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Amphiteater is a impressive "ruin" close to Trier - the construction of the site seems impossible, so a walk in the basement is definitely worth it. Also standing on the tribunes listening to a single person speaking from the middle of the theatre is mind-blowing

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chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Plan to visit here for about an hour. Not a lot to see, as most of the upper amphitheater got hauled away to build other structures.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I took a cab here and the site was closed even though there was a line of people waiting because it was supposed to be open. Trier's Roman ruins are disappointing because there is no tour other than a 2 hour walking tour. After walking around the city center on all the cobblestones I did not want to walk for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

To be in a place where there used to be gladiator flights and imagining the what that was like was amazing. Imagining the fights, roaring of the crowds as we were walking around the amphitheater. We were able to walk underneath to see where the fighters were kept prior to battle as well. If you don't appreciate roman history this... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Perhaps we were spoiled by having already seen Roman amphitheaters in Italy, France and Israel, but we expected much more than what we got. Little stone seating, just a dirt floor with access to below ground area that were flooded. Save your time and money and skip this attraction.

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Address: Olewiger Strasse/L143, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: +49-651-978-0888
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Rhineland-Palatinate  >  Trier

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