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Olewiger Strasse/L143, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #12 of 151 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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Sun City West, Arizona
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202 reviews 202 reviews
108 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Bolton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The Roman amphitheater is a nice place to go and Visit. You can walk across the whole theatre, walk through the vaults and climb up the stairs to the seating areas. A great view when reached. You can just imagine the arena full with spectators and the gladiators fighting in the ring. well worth a visit .

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Colorado Springs, CO
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

It feels like a long walk from the main pedestrian street, but it's really not that far. Just follow the signs through the residential neighborhood (or follow the other tourists holding maps) and you should get there just fine. Small entry fee. Worth the stop. Would be great to see performers in there if you can come when there is... More

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