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Amphitheater

Olewiger Strasse/L143, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #11 of 150 attractions in Trier
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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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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Warsaw, Poland
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

People should not forget that Trier is not Roma. It was province. But it proves that the old Romans took care of entertainment. It is worth a visit.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Is it as awe-inspiring as the amphitheaters in Rome, Arles, or Verona? No. But what's great about this amphiteater is that you can walk around in the arena or in the underground areas as well as up in the seating areas. It's definitely a bit more low-key than some of its more famous brethren but definitely worth a stop when... More

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California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I love visiting this amphitheater. I am from the U.S. but currently live about 2 hours away from Trier. I have been to the city twice and have visited this site both times, enjoying it each visit. This will continue to be a stop each time I take visitors the the city. You can't compare it to the Colosseum as... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Disliked: growth over the seating areas has meant that you can't see it as it would have looked in Roman times, but still preserves the shape of the arena. Liked: Being able to walk down into the arena, and also into the gladiator pit below (entryway is open). Good for photos with friends. Not as epic as the Colosseum but... More

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Maidstone
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Pretty location and interesting site to visit. The underground chambers were amazing. No guide however to show you around, but for a Euro you can listen to a recorded message about the history.

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Sulmona, Abruzzi, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I'm an Italian girl and i visited this "amphitheater" last May. Citizens told us that it was a suggestive place and very similar to the Colosseum. It is a lie. That place is a sort of garden. There was a bad smell and there were lots of puddles. We also paid 2euro to see this rubbish. Dont visit this place.... More

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NH, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This amphitheater in the far away province of Germania is pretty impressive. It is fairly well preserved, although the stone seats have been removed long ago to no doubt build homes in the area, it is still obvious that this was an important part of the town entertainment. The most remarkable part of the structure is the arena floor. If... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This old Roman amphitheater is a nice place to go. You can walk across the whole theater, a walk through the vault and climb up the stairs.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The theater is a bit outside the town centre. A very good informative pamphlet is included in the entry fee. The place is impressive, even by our standards today. Like all old structures time has taken it's toll, the stone terraced seating has been removed to build a monastery. You can go down into "the cellar" of the arena and... More

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