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Address: Olewiger Strasse/L143, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: +49-651-978-0888
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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Spooky and Grim but so worth it.

This site is a grim reminder of the world's obsession in blood sports. The decapitating, and limb-removing kind. Grim, I know but that was the reality of it. Gladiators and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

I'd take the walk and visit here. We were out geocaching and saw there's one here. It was very cool to walk through this kind of history. Knowing the history helps makes it more interesting and fun.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is a "MUST" while in Trier! Take the time to walk around and below the Arena! Great picture areas and there is a small shop to buy small gifts! This was a true highlight as the only other Euro colosseum to exist!

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Timisoara, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Beyond the medieval city wall lies the Roman Amphitheater. Cruel games with animal and gladiator combats were conducted here popular public entertainment. When you enter the premises you walk through the ruins of the entrance gate. This was used as a quarry in the Middle Ages. The arena itself is surrounded by a protecting wall with openings for animal cages.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This site is a grim reminder of the world's obsession in blood sports. The decapitating, and limb-removing kind. Grim, I know but that was the reality of it. Gladiators and animals alike, would enter this ancient arena not know whether they would live the day. With this in mind, you enter the arena. I would encourage anyone to think about... More 

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Salado, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
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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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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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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