Trier Amphitheater
Trier Amphitheater
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The ruins of a huge second-century amphitheater, one of the largest in the entire Roman Empire.
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  • Jasmine38Chichester UK
    Chichester, United Kingdom1,937 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Atmospheric
    Whilst there is not a great deal to see per se, I felt this amphitheatre was more evocative than some of those that are far grander in other countries. I could really imagine the action that took place there. It was interesting to be able to walk below and see some of the storage and caged areas there, too.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 29, 2023
  • David N
    Hawthorne, California4,770 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Journey Back in Time Through an Ancient Roman Ruin
    You can walk to the Amphitheater from the main train station (about 1 mile) and pass by the Rhineland Museum, Kurfürstliches Palais, and Kaiserthermen as you go. Although the seating is long gone, you get a feel for the layout and construction if you walk around the upper structure. The central walls are extant and you are able to imagine a stadium crowded with people to view gladiators as you look up from the center arena. The underground portion is also able to be visited, so don't miss it. It is not well-marked, but there are two different stairways to see the cellar underneath, where the equipment and animals were stored.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 4, 2023
  • paolovbossi
    The Hague, The Netherlands849 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A roman amphitheater within the wineyards
    Before leaving Trier we visited the Amphitheater that is located just outside the city. The family ticket (2 adults + 2 kids) costs 8 Euros and the visit is quick and very nice. Particularly interesting the visit below the amphitheater. All around the hills are covered with wine yards. The visit is rather short, in less than 30min we have seen but it is really nice and very well preserved.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 26, 2023
  • John C
    150 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant,,,, And free !1
    It has to be seen. A Wonderfully restored place, You would not know it. You can imagine the acts appearing onto the arena. Go down below, The construction is amazing, Just like how it was in Rome, But here it is to see, where in Rome its well gone. Great place, And its Free
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 10, 2023
  • Out This Door
    Mesa, Arizona585 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit—our modern day stadiums are based on this design!
    Another cool Roman site that is actively being studied. Just like the Porta Nigra and Kaisertherme, this site also cost 4 or 5 Euro. The site has three levels, only the arena floor is ADA accessible. At the arena floor are several rooms for entrance to the seating and rooms for holding stuff then and now. From here you can see the seating circling around the arena and you can go up into the stands on one side—it is steep stairs with no protection so mind your step for sure. From the arena floor you can get under the arena to see the workings of where they kept animals and combatants or brought up equipment, that was very interesting (bring a flashlight). The amphitheater is across the busy street from the Kaisertherme, not even a full kilometer walk. There is a tunnel that takes you under the street safely and or you can take a pretty bike path.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 21, 2023
  • royandjeanette
    502 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A definite must see
    We walked past the Kurfürstliches Palais and Kaiserthermen to get to this well preserved amphitheater which was built in the 2nd century. We looked around on top and even though there was no terraced seating left we could still imagine the thousands of spectators watching the gladiators fight to their death. The tunnels underneath gave us a good idea of where the gladiators and animals were kept and brought up to the arena. A definite must see.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 26, 2023
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Socorro
Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
It was the last place that we visited in Trier and doing it was great decision! In the city center you see beautiful houses, Porta Nigra, Cathedrals, but this Amphitheater is smth different. Less people, quiet, nature around. The building is well preserved, especially the rooms under the arena, where they kept animals and gladiators. You don't expect to see something like this so far from Italy. Spend there like 30 minutes, go up and down, imagine how it was here back in the Roman period. We reccommend going there.
Written March 19, 2022
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John C
150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
It has to be seen. A Wonderfully restored place, You would not know it. You can imagine the acts appearing onto the arena. Go down below, The construction is amazing, Just like how it was in Rome, But here it is to see, where in Rome its well gone.
Great place, And its Free
Written September 10, 2023
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,937 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Whilst there is not a great deal to see per se, I felt this amphitheatre was more evocative than some of those that are far grander in other countries. I could really imagine the action that took place there. It was interesting to be able to walk below and see some of the storage and caged areas there, too.
Written June 29, 2023
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David N
Hawthorne, CA4,770 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
You can walk to the Amphitheater from the main train station (about 1 mile) and pass by the Rhineland Museum, Kurfürstliches Palais, and Kaiserthermen as you go. Although the seating is long gone, you get a feel for the layout and construction if you walk around the upper structure. The central walls are extant and you are able to imagine a stadium crowded with people to view gladiators as you look up from the center arena. The underground portion is also able to be visited, so don't miss it. It is not well-marked, but there are two different stairways to see the cellar underneath, where the equipment and animals were stored.
Written July 4, 2023
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royandjeanette
Keighley502 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We walked past the Kurfürstliches Palais and Kaiserthermen to get to this well preserved amphitheater which was built in the 2nd century. We looked around on top and even though there was no terraced seating left we could still imagine the thousands of spectators watching the gladiators fight to their death. The tunnels underneath gave us a good idea of where the gladiators and animals were kept and brought up to the arena. A definite must see.
Written September 26, 2023
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saran_ceillier
Dublin, Ireland29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We enjoyed a visit here on a nice sunny day and were impressed by the structure. It is in quite a good state of repair - impressive even. You can go beneath the arena and see some of the under arena area. The old entrance ways are in good condition and you can climb up to the top of the spectator area. Very picturesque. Well worth the visit
Written March 13, 2020
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David D
1,212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The amphitheatre is quite well-preserved. The original seating is long gone, but you can go underneath the arena to the area where the gladiators and wild beasts were once kept before the shows. It is a little outside of the main area of the old city of Trier, but well worth a visit.
Written June 3, 2023
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Kristen T
Stuttgart, Germany773 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We walked from the main part of town over to the Amphitheater (which was a bit longer than I was expecting, but it still wasn't a bad walk). We walked around and it was really interesting to see this structure that was built so long ago. It was nice walking in the underground tunnel part as it was cooler, so it gave us a breather from walking around in the warm sunshine. We didn't walk every part of the area, but were pleased with what we did see.
Written June 14, 2021
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bob_mu_grad
Columbus66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
If rating the amphitheater purely on the basis of what exists today, you may be disappointed. After the Romans departed Trier, the amphitheater was blundered for the materials. As a result, today it is just a shell of how it used to look. Having stated that, the beauty of the amphitheater is the thoughts and images it evokes. Those personal images are what makes the amphitheater worth visiting.
Written November 17, 2016
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JDB1958
Watertown, NY148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Family
Having been to multiple amphitheaters, from Greece, to Bulgaria, to Italy, I can say this is an excellent one with many key aspects including being complete, viewable, and with an intact, explorable underground. My adult daughter had not seen one and was taken by all of this one.
There are also some side attractions like a gladiator exercising in the arena with a sword and a rope net (which he also taught some children to throw; he also gives guided tours.) A small map and guide is included in entry fee, in several language, including English.

Cost: 3 Euros per adult and also available a part of the antiquity cards, which combine museum entrance with sights entrance, for reduced price. At the top of the left side of the arena, as you enter from the main gate, there is a map of Roman Trier and a taped, short recording explaining it, for 1 Euro.
Written September 4, 2014
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