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  • Frank P
    Arlington, VA344 contributions
    The Porta Nigra is a must see historcal site in Trier. The Roman architecture is amazing. I would highly recommend touring the Porta Nigra to anyone visiting the city. It was not expensive and very impressive
    Written September 12, 2021
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  • Uwe M
    4 contributions
    Found this place by accident but glad we did.. well worth the visit and a lot of history here to be lived.
    Written May 16, 2022
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  • OceanShark
    Haarlem, The Netherlands3,711 contributions
    German oldest City! Great market place and very nice historical buildings, worthwhile a visit!
    Easy to find and parking lots nearby.
    Written October 10, 2021
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  • Uwe M
    4 contributions
    Went to have a look at this church after a dismal experince on the rundfahrt cruise.. this church is a must see..
    Written May 16, 2022
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  • Uwe M
    4 contributions
    It was International Museum day (15th may) and was cost free to look thru, gives a wide history of Trier and first settlements.. make the time to visit
    Written May 16, 2022
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  • dese2
    Auburn, NY2,152 contributions
    We were here on a tour. Our guide gave us some of the details of the building and its architecture. This was built by Constantine the great at the time he occupied Trier. The very old building has housed many functions and been in existence since antiquity.
    It is now a UNESCO site and the largest Roman one room in existence today.
    Written November 16, 2021
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  • Luc H
    Oberkochen, Germany284 contributions
    Whilst the site is a static museum with a walk around the ruins of what was, it’s incredible to see that 1700 years ago our civilization had underfloor heating and health spas and then we went into the dark ages of not even bathing....
    Written August 11, 2020
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  • Kristen T
    Stuttgart, Germany725 contributions
    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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  • Alfred V
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,792 contributions
    This palace is an add extension to the Basilica, or so it seems. It is not symmetrical, as they could not tear down the heavy wall on the left. It is gorgeous, but mysterious, as you cannot get in. The gardens are lovely!
    Written September 13, 2020
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  • eagertraveller123
    UK1,177 contributions
    Lovely viewpoint for the old town of Trier. It’s a good 25 min hike but energising! I recommend taking water with you - there is nothing by means of coffee shops on the way
    Written November 8, 2019
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  • operalover939
    Toronto, Canada2,628 contributions
    I am familiar with the work of the architect Johann Balthasar Neumann in northern Bavaria, notably the pilgrimage church of Vierzehnheiligen, and the archiepiscopal Residence in Würzburg. I was not aware, however, that Neumann was born in Trier, that he is probably its best-known native son after Karl Marx, and that he was responsible for the St Paulin-Kirche, outside the old city, about 15 minutes walking from the Porta Nigra. The church is stunningly attractive, light and airy, with decoration that is altogether delightful. As a lover of South German Baroque of long standing, I am more than glad to have come across St Paulin. Highly recommended!
    Written October 13, 2019
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  • ROAMINGSCOT55
    Cumbernauld, UK282 contributions
    Again it is free to enter, which is worth doing off the main square area. The inside is cool and peaceful, very pleasant on a warm day.
    Written November 4, 2019
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  • TravelFam
    11 contributions
    Lots of information. Very interesting. Learned a lot about Trier's rich history. Great place to start your Trier stay.
    Only point for improvement would new to streamline the topics in themes. Sometimes topics are offered in the same room in a haphazard way
    Written July 20, 2020
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  • Manuel P
    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg2,181 contributions
    Located in town centre you will find this lovely fountain.
    It attarcts the attention of most tourits, taking the opportunity either seating in the steps or having photos taken.
    Written October 13, 2019
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  • retireeVancouver
    Vancouver, Canada1,655 contributions
    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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