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Address: Olewiger Strasse/L143, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: +49-651-978-0888
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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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Ancient sporting arena

Plan to visit here for about an hour. Not a lot to see, as most of the upper amphitheater got hauled away to build other structures.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Plan to visit here for about an hour. Not a lot to see, as most of the upper amphitheater got hauled away to build other structures.

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San Antonio, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I took a cab here and the site was closed even though there was a line of people waiting because it was supposed to be open. Trier's Roman ruins are disappointing because there is no tour other than a 2 hour walking tour. After walking around the city center on all the cobblestones I did not want to walk for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

To be in a place where there used to be gladiator flights and imagining the what that was like was amazing. Imagining the fights, roaring of the crowds as we were walking around the amphitheater. We were able to walk underneath to see where the fighters were kept prior to battle as well. If you don't appreciate roman history this... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Perhaps we were spoiled by having already seen Roman amphitheaters in Italy, France and Israel, but we expected much more than what we got. Little stone seating, just a dirt floor with access to below ground area that were flooded. Save your time and money and skip this attraction.

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Davis, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was a last minute addition to my agenda and I'm so glad I did it. I didn't know what to expect; reading about it I was like "meh" but my partner had been a few months before on a business trip and he recommended it. It's a nice walk through neighborhoods, outside of the city center, which I really... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

You can see how gladiators went to work, where the spectators could sit and even the catacombs. Truly inspiring. Oh yes, and Trier has a gladiator school!

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This amphitheatre is worth a visit as long as you're not expecting anything like Arles or Nimes. Acoustics in the centre of the arena are outstanding. You need to climb up for an overall view. Good underground section. Not expensive : adult €3 , old fogeys like me €2.50. Catch the sightseeing bus outside.

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Harlingen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

It is a MUST see but I find the entrance fee for a site like this should be lower. Compared to the Porta Nigra this is less important to visit .. But a nice walk from the city

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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Address: Olewiger Strasse/L143, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: +49-651-978-0888
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Rhineland-Palatinate  >  Trier

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