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Address: Olewiger Str. 143, 54295 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: +49-651-978-0888

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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A "Must See" arena built over 2000 years ago.

It's a good walk from downtown Trier and difficult to get to because of barriers and fast cars. A true 'must see' -- a well preserved relic built over 2000 years ago by the... read more

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Locust Dale, Virginia
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Locust Dale, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a good walk from downtown Trier and difficult to get to because of barriers and fast cars. A true 'must see' -- a well preserved relic built over 2000 years ago by the Romans.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

While I am not fortunate enough to have visited any other ancient amphitheaters like many other reviewers, I found this site fascinating. You could picture yourself in Roman times while wandering around - especially the underground area. The theater is massive and you get gorgeous views of a vineyard if you climb to the top of the stands. One of... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well-preserved, also undeground where you could put yourself in the clothes(?) of wild animals, Christians etc. waiting to enter the arena and meeting the audience roaring for your blood.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you not seen an amphitheatre then this a good starting point. Its not very expensive to visit and there is enough to see in an hour. If you are on foot though, it's a bit of a drag along the main road!

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit the Roman ampitheatre which used to hold about 25,000 people. Amazing to stand there and think of all the bloody events and gladiator fights that took place there so long ago. My kids enjoyed being in the middle and pretending they were gladiators.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not the easiest attraction to get to on foot, but, if you like Roman history this is worth the effort. It lies beyond the usual; tourist centre and is fortunately served by buses on the regular bus route If you buy a day ticket to Trier you get the bus travel for free, so it is accessible. There... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe it's before we have been fortunate enough to have seen amphitheatres in laces like Verona, Italy and Pula, Croatia, but this one is not much to look at. The seating area has been left to be overgrown with grass. There is a short walkway under the area a floor! But not a lot to see there. We bought the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This sight gets very little attention, and that's a shame, considering it was built in 160AD. We found ourselves almost alone when we visited. I do wish they had guided tours or audio guides. There is a small amount of English information on the hill above the arena. However, it doesn't take any words to know the purpose of the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This site is a must see on the Citytour circuit. You will marvel at the greatness of the Roman Empire as you walk through the complex. There are several great photo opportunities here.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

This is a fantastic site if you love Roman history and ruins. The admission fee is 4 Euros per adult. Well worth the minor expenditure. It is a 'self guided' tour meaning you wander around on your own and explore. There is great signage explaining what you are seeing. You can explore under the floor of the amphitheatre so that... More 

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