Petrisberg

Petrisberg, Trier: Address, Petrisberg Reviews: 4.5/5

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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,652 contributions
Hilly viewpoint useful for locating Trier's historical sites
May 2019 • Couples
Our river cruise excursion to Trier started with a drive past the Amphitheater onto the hilly road behind it which led to this viewpoint of Trier. This narrow road can be a challenge for large vehicles as the switchback curves allow little room for a bus and a car to pass. The viewpoint is located in the midst of vineyards so, as a bonus, we got a close look at grape vines - old, gnarly plants to newly planted vines.

From the viewpoint, just the roof tops of Trier's buildings could be seen. Often, it was the backside of the buildings that we were looking at - for example the Dom and Liebfrauenkirched complex. However, it was a good way to get an overview of the layout of the city. If you knew the location, shape, and color of various buildings it was easy to locate them in the landscape below. Of course, the tall towers of St. Gangolf and St. Peter's Cathedral stood out, but it was easy to pinpoint the Imperial Baths, the Landesmuseum, Konstantine Basilica, the Electoral Palace - the ones closer to my viewing point. The Amphitheater was right below us looking rather miniscule and more like a green grassy park. Attractions further away like the Porta Nigra could not be identified with the naked eye. Roads like Kaiserstr could be identified but others not. In early May, the foliage of trees did obscure some of the roads and buildings. A good camera zoom lens is helpful in bringing these sights immediately closer to the eye and ensures a photo worth looking at. We were lucky that this side trip was included in our excursion.
Written June 20, 2019
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julialogan1982
Plymouth, UK68 contributions
Amazing view
Aug 2017 • Couples
Little bit of a hike if you are walking it, but certainly worth it as the views are amazing. Defenetly recommend it
Written August 14, 2017
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Trainbleu
Brussels, Belgium22,890 contributions
For bright days
Mar 2017 • Solo
I went up to the viewpoint on the Petris Hill (‘Aussichtspunkt Petrisberg‘ in German) by bus from the Porta Nigra on a weekday in mid-March. As it was semester break at Trier University - the campus is located on the hill - Bus 4 didn‘t run, but the number 14 also stops at ’Tarforst, Petrisberg Aussicht’. On Saturday and Sunday the number 85 takes you up there.

I was a bit disappointed to be unable to see the Moselle River in town from the viewing platform, but the sight of the cathedral and the Liebfrauenkirche was superb. Unfortunately the weather was misty, not ideal for taking pictures. A small comfort when I realised I had left the battery of my camera in the charger at the hotel.

Walking back to town took me about half an hour. For nice views on the Valley, the viewing platform at the St Mary's Column (on the other bank of the Moselle) is a better option.
Written April 16, 2017
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Lennigan
Prague, Czech Republic1,227 contributions
Great view - long climb
Aug 2016 • Solo
Though it is a long climb up the Petrisberg hill and would not recommend it after the whole day tour of the city, you can use a public transport or your own car and go see the city from the top. I have a map indicating all the major touristic sites of trier and you can actually see the whole city from the top.
Written January 16, 2017
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