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Address: Olewiger Str. 143, 54295 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: +49-651-978-0888
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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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Make sure to go underground to see where the prisoners and animals were kept.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Thank Bryan B
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank AirSchis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fair walk from the city, but worth the modest entry fee. Astonishingly well-preserved in parts, and amazingly restored in others. See cells, and walk on the arena, which seems solid ground until you walk underneath and see how it is constructed below. The seats have not survived (as in some, perhaps Ephesus the best) but the tunnel way entrances... More 

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Thank Rob A
Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was amazing, to see these on TV all the time and to actually step into the ring, I will be going back. The acoustics are phenomenal you can not imagine, you could talk normal and it would sound booming, now imagine the struggle, the clanking of swords the pain being projected out so loudly and clearly, and all done... More 

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Thank Gustavo C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The site is a fair walk from the city centre, but definitely worth the effort. Small entrance fee also gets you a leaflet in English (or other languages) that explains the site. Don't miss the underground bit - very interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What is interesting is that it is possible to walk below the main arena and imagine how it would have been during the Roman period of occupation. It is a large site and worth walking around.

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Thank Gwenda M
Milton Keynes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a large and impressive arena, although the stone seating was removed in the Middle Ages, you can still get a god idea of how it functioned as an entertainment venue. There was an area underneath the center of the arena where scenery would be lifted up from - you can walk down steps to see that area which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

This is such a great place to visit. Yes it is a little way out of town but if you go to the Dom Cathedral ( which you probably will) it is not too far from there and you can walk through lovely gardens to get first to the Roman baths and then on to the amphitheatre. It is only... More 

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Thank Louise H
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We really wanted to visit the amphitheatre but the road to it was closed off. It is a bit out of the way if other attractions in Trier. We couldn't find another way to it so gave up. We were quite disappointed.

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