Trier Travel Guide

Trier is the oldest city in Germany. It is located in the region of the Moselle river in Rhineland Palatinate.

It was for centuries an important trading place.

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Sights

Porta Nigra

Porta Nigra

The Porta Nigra is a fortified gate. It Dominates the northern entrance of the old town.

The gate was built at the end of the 2nd century. Today its centuries-old stones are a must-see attraction in the city.

Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290

Trier Cathedral

Trier Cathedral

The Trier Cathedral is the oldest in Germany.

Much of what is seen today was built in the 11th and 12th centuries and was fully restored in 1974.

Liebfrauenstraße 12, 54290

Liebfrauenkirche

Liebfrauenkirche

The Liebfrauenkirche was built in the 13th century. It is one of the oldest examples of Gothic architecture in Germany.

Liebfrauenstraße, 54290

Karl Marx Haus

Karl Marx Haus

The revolutionary Karl Marx was born in Trier in 1818. The birthplace of Karl Marx is now a museum.

The exhibition introduces Karl Marx as a historical person, the development of his philosophical and economic ideas and his influence in the course of history to the present.

Brückenstraße 10, 54290

Hauptmarkt

Hauptmarkt

Near the Porta Nigra is the Hauptmarkt.

In the square besides its half-timbered buildings you will find many stores, cafés and restaurants.

Hauptmarkt, 54290

Kurfürstliches Palais

Kurfürstliches Palais

The Kurfürstliches Palais is considered one of the most beautiful rococo palaces in the world.

Occasionally there are concerts in the palace room or during the summer, in the inner courtyard, outdoor concerts.

Willy-Brandt-Platz 3, 54290

Konstantin Basilika

Konstantin Basilika

The Konstantin Basilika was built by Emperor Constantine between 306 – 337 AD.

During the Middle Ages it was used as the residence of the bishop of Trier.

In the 17th century it became part of the newly built Electoral Palace (Kurfürstliches Palais).

Konstantinplatz 11, 54290

Kaiserthermen

Kaiserthermen

The Kaiserthermen are one of the main attractions of Trier. It was the third largest spa complex in the Roman Empire.

In Medieval times the structure was converted into a fortified castle, despite this, many of the original Roman baths can still be seen.

Weberbach 41, 54290

Amphitheater

Amphitheater

Near the Imperial Baths are the ruins of the Amphitheater.

It was the scene of many gladiator fights and animal competitions. It is used today for occasional outdoor concerts.

Bergstraße 45, 54295

Römerbrücke

Römerbrücke

The Römerbrücke is the oldest bridge in Germany. The stone pillars of the bridge date from 144 to 152 AD.

Römerbrücke

Where to stay

Mercure Trier Porta Nigra

Mercure Trier Porta Nigra©Mercure

The Mercure Trier Porta Nigra is located 130 meters from the Porta Nigra.

Rooms are equipped with a TV and minibar.

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Porta-Nigra-Platz 1, 54292

Nells Park Hotel

Nells Park Hotel©Hotel Nells Park

The Nells Park Hotel is located 2,3 km from the Porta Nigra.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, work desk, safe.

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Dasbachstraße 12, 54292

Hotel Villa Hügel

Hotel Villa Hügel©Hotel Villa Hügel

The Hotel Villa Hügel is located 1 km from historic center of Trier.

Rooms are equipped with a TV, minibar, work desk, safe.

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Bernhardstraße 14, 54295

Shopping

Karstadt

Karstadt is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.

The company features brands like Cacharel, Clarins, Coach, Desigual, Estée Lauder.

Simeonstraße 46, 54290

Trier Galerie

The Trier Galerie is located near the Trier Cathedral.

Brands: Bonita, Tom Tailor, Tommy Hilfiger, Zara.

Fleischstraße 62, 54290

Plan your Trip

Trier has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Frankfurt, Koblenz, Mainz.

Distances

Frankfurt – 191 km

Koblenz – 128 km

Mainz – 148 km

Saarbrücken – 96,5 km

Baden-Baden – 253 km

Mannheim – 181 km

Heidelberg – 202 km

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