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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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Roman Amphithreatre

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Wollongong, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Timisoara, Romania
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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
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16 helpful votes 16 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 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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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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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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