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Amphitheater

Olewiger Strasse/L143, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #10 of 150 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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Wiesbaden, Germany
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a well maintained, well preserved site. Its scale is the first thing that strikes you as you walk in. You can get beneath the arena to see the tunnels and cells below. There isn't a great deal of information around so you need to use your imagination a bit, but it is definitely worth the couple of Euros... More

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Hook, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a well preserved Roman site and entry is cheap. It is worth a visit along with the other surrounding Roman buildings when passing Trier

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I had look round a few years and I went again last week it was very interesting. It is a bit difficult to imagine how things were when the Romans were here

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Albertslund, Danmark
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

No one will visit this attraction without feeling the total dispair of the poor creatures road to death in order to amuse the audience. The lack of feeling for others must have been evident - ore else no one could have watched these fights. It is nice to know that music was plaid in concerts, actors performed and it at... More

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Sun City West, Arizona
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208 reviews 208 reviews
108 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Interesting area and not real crowded. We ventured down the stairs to the underground area which I found to be more interesting and much cooler. Only a few Euro to get in. Worth the stop while in the area.

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Somerset
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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