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Address: Olewiger Strasse/L143, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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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Exhilerating and Depressing at the Same Time

Standing at the top of the amphitheater its easy to be impressed with the design and architecture of the structure and forget what transpired on the sandy floor below. You are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Salado, Texas
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Salado, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Standing at the top of the amphitheater its easy to be impressed with the design and architecture of the structure and forget what transpired on the sandy floor below. You are reminded once you explore the cages where the animals and slaves were kept waiting for the performances. Visiting here takes you back to the edge of the Roman Empire... More 

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

The Amphitheater is a ways from the Roman Baths or the Basillica. They charge three Euros to enter. Once inside there is not much to see. Where the seats are supposed to be are filled with glass. you can go under the theater to see the foundation and there is water running through out. There are some rooms that look... More 

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tangerine
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36 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

this was a trip to walk in the foot steps of a american airforce veteran who had shared his time in germany with me in many stories and he could not make it back so i went to check it out and share pictures and memories with him on my return.. he used to come to this amphitheater in the... More 

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Devon
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The chap at the entrance wasn't overly enthusiastic! but I enjoyed wandering around. My favourite part was going beneath the ground to see the area below, which was interesting. If it hadn't been a Roman remain I don't think I would have rated it so high! But I am glad I visited.

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Villers-la-Ville, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

In comparison with the Colosseum in Rome and the amphithetre in Side, Turkey, this is 'small fry' ! Nevertheless, it is old and is an historic site in Trier.

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Kieldrecht
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Impressive monument which shows all the nice building capacities of the ancient roman society within the hillsides surrounding :Trier

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Istanbul, Turkey
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

When you are in Trier this amphitheater is one of the places to visit to visualise the Roman culture which existed on these grounds more than 2000 years ago.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Interesting visit and well kept entrance fee was €3 per adult so not too much we were given a paper guide in English which was helpful

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I loved the amphitheater. I could just imagine the gladiator fights. The tour of the basement and the rooms is impressive too. I wish it was a guided tour though that would have been even better.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Having been to multiple amphitheaters, from Greece, to Bulgaria, to Italy, I can say this is an excellent one with many key aspects including being complete, viewable, and with an intact, explorable underground. My adult daughter had not seen one and was taken by all of this one. There are also some side attractions like a gladiator exercising in the... More 

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