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Amphitheater

Olewiger Strasse/L143, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #11 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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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW 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
61 helpful votes 61 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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9 reviews 9 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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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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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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5 helpful votes 5 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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13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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