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“truly imperial”

Imperial Roman Baths (Kaiserthermen)
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Small-Group Trier Day Trip from Frankfurt
Ranked #6 of 178 things to do in Trier
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Owner description: These ancient baths, once frequented by Constantine, have stood for over 2,000 years.
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“truly imperial”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

One of the few things that we have seen during our one day tour in Trier. From the outside it looks just ok, but it's worth to pay the a small fee (3euro for adults) to see the underground part of the baths. They also show an intesting visualisation in a visitor's centre and you can buy good-quality postcards for 40cents.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Cheap introduction to Roman architecture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

As far as Roman baths go, there are better ones out there. However, the ruined feeling of this one is pretty neat. Funnily enough these baths were never actually completed! So you won't find steaming thermal pools or fancy statues here. That said, I enjoyed these ruins. There are a lot of little nooks and crannies to explore, and you can actually get up close and personal with the architecture (there are only a few gates barring the way; otherwise it's a free-for-all). If you're feeling really cheap, there are stones you can stand on to take pictures from outside the fence.

Visited October 2012
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“Best when included with a city tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

We visited as part of a city tour included in our Rhine-Moselle river cruise. Our guide, "Big Hans", was indispensible to our appreciation of the Kaiserthermen site.
Hans described the now defunct changing areas at one end of the complex then how patrons progressed through the open recreation area and onto the baths. Hans detailed how the skin was scraped clean of debris rather than rinsed, the use of urine as an antiseptic, the location of the pools, how they were heated, and an underground tour of the tunnels and rooms along with their purposes and function.
The tour made these ruins come alive and we could picture and comprehend the form and function of the site, even with parts of the complex missing. I can't imagine not having this background as an integral component of the visit.
Had we seen the facility on our own without such input, it would have wasted our time and been only a matter of seeing ruins and an open field which could have been done for free from the street or from an adjoining hillside.

Visited September 2012
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Ganshoren, Belgium
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“It was a fantastic Roman city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

All the city, not only the Roman aspects but every thing is to see. Lovely place, don't mis it if you travel along the river Mosel.

Visited October 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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“Largest Roman Bath built”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Lots of underground area that are accessible. Lots of excavation work still going on, so some area are hard to see. Good flyer with map and how it all functioned.

Visited September 2012
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