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Amphitheater

Olewiger Strasse/L143, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #11 of 151 attractions in Trier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: The ruins of a huge second-century amphitheater, one of the largest in the entire Roman Empire.
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Somerset
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

On a baking hot day, with few visitors around, to stand in silence the centre of the arena, with a blindingly bright sun glaring down and bright white sand underfoot, the weight of centuries and the sense of drama and suppressed fear was genuinely palpable. It was not difficult to imagine standing here nearly 2,000 years ago with the deafening... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I brought Rick Steve's guidebook to Germany and there's a great walking tour in there. It really explains more than the folded information paper you get at the gate. This amphitheater is worth the admission price, I've seen the coliseum in Rome and this amphitheater gives the big house more perspective because the floor is intact and it makes the... More

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Stanton, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Smaller than Rome's, but interesting for what it is. The best part was going underground to the basement room. Great view of town from top of old bleacher area.

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Easy to take yourself back in time when visiting. The substructio is creepy and awesome. An hour is plenty of time to poke around and see everything. They have a free parking lot.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

They had this neat exhibit or guy wearing old roman clothes talking up a storm. Everybody was quite interested. unfortunately, it was all in German! It was interesting to go beneath the surface of the amphitheater and see the pits and support columns. This is nothing like the Coliseum in Rome, but for a starter it is quite good. The... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

apparently there was anupcoming production scheduled so it was overloaded with audio equipment to the extent we couldnt appreciate it.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This was an unexpected find! Trier, Germany is one of our favorite cities in the world. The history here is incredible and while much smaller, it competes with Rome as a must place to visit. We have been to Trier over a dozen times, and use it as a base when we travel Germany. The amphitheater dates back to when... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The Roman amphitheater is a nice place to go and Visit. You can walk across the whole theatre, walk through the vaults and climb up the stairs to the seating areas. A great view when reached. You can just imagine the arena full with spectators and the gladiators fighting in the ring. well worth a visit .

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Colorado Springs, CO
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

It feels like a long walk from the main pedestrian street, but it's really not that far. Just follow the signs through the residential neighborhood (or follow the other tourists holding maps) and you should get there just fine. Small entry fee. Worth the stop. Would be great to see performers in there if you can come when there is... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

When I visited I had a ticket which covered most of the Roman sites in Trier. When I walked round the Amphitheatre I could just imagine gladiators fighting in the ring, the amphitheatre was bigger than I thought it would be. It is a very nice place to visit if you are interested in anything to do with the Romans.

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