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Black Gate (Porta Nigra)

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Address: Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 0651-97-80-80
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This huge stone gate has stood as a symbol of the city since the second...

This huge stone gate has stood as a symbol of the city since the second century.

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Quite an easy way to explore this unbelievable building. Read through the brochure so that you do not miss anything once inside. Especially the hermit, who became a holy man.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Salzburg, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quite an easy way to explore this unbelievable building. Read through the brochure so that you do not miss anything once inside. Especially the hermit, who became a holy man.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the best preserved example of a Roman Gate anywhere in Europe. It is impressive and its history is amazing. When you consider that Trier is the oldest town in Germany then you expect there to be a lot of history. Yet, the sheer size of the gate is unexpected. When you walk through the gate you can almost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A very impressive entry gate to the oldest city in Germany. This is just one more reminder of the incredible engineering feats accomplished by the Romans. This huge entry gate used no mortar, just iron bolts to secure the stones. Well worth going up in it. We bought the Antiquities Card at the tourist office next door, which covered this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Upon entering the gates you have to be impressed with the history involved - the conquests, the wars, the man our to build this impressive fortress. This is truly an impressive sight when you remember that Trier is the oldest town in Germany that was developed under the Roman Empire. Good for a photo op!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a relic from ancient rome in Germany. the wall is gone, but this gate still stands in central Trier.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even better than I thought to see this beautiful, strong monument. Dating back from the Romans it is amazing that we can stil see it in a great state today. Dont forget, when you come from the citycentre/side to walk under the gate to the other side of the building. That side is also beautiful and not to miss!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's nothing like taking a casual walk up the busy street, looking up, and seeing this colossal structure that used to be just one of several Roman gates around this walled city! It didn't take much time to see, and yet it left us in awe of the amazing engineering feats the Romans were able to accomplish that are still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever I travel in Europe I am always amazed at the greatness of the Roman Empire. The Porta Nigra is a great example. To think that this was built without the benefit of the internal combustion engine, computers, telephones or even electricity is staggering. This is a must see in Trier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This building symbolises Trier. This is the only remaining Roman city gate of 4 and is the best preserved Roman city gate in the world. It's a must see if you visit Trier, you can also pay and go inside the building. Trier is Germany's oldest city and 2000 years ago was the second most important city in Europe after... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not sure that many people outside Germany realise the ancient Roman presence that existed there but this will ensure that you rememebr they were there. It is an enormous edifice which has the benefit of prominence in its location. If you are anywhere near Trier go and see it.

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