...the oldest city of Germany
Enjoy the colourful hustle and bustle in the historic Old Town or the promenades of the Moselle shores. Impressive buildings such as the Porta Nigra, the Dom or the Kaiserthermen dominate the attractive cityscape.
Trier in brief:
- Federal State Rhineland-Palatinate
- "In the heart of Europe" with close proximity to the borders of Luxembourg, Belgium, France and the Netherlands
- District city with a population of approximately 105,000 inhabitants
- Economic centre of the Mosel/Hunsrück/Eifel region
- University of Trier and University of Applied Sciences Trier with more than 20,000 students
- WIP Science Park in the nearby town of Petrisberg
- A vast number of places of interest
- 9 buildings that are included as UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Hometown of Karl Marx
- Moselle region, in the midst of countless wine-growing areas
- Numerous comprehensive excavations in the surrounding villages with findings from Roman times
- ADAC Rally World Championship Race in Trier (2000-2016)
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The Porta Nigra is the most well-preserved Roman city gate. The structure consists of a central building with two gateways that are each flanked by a tower.
The Imperial Baths was a Roman bath palace bound to the imperial palace on the southern side. It is counted among the largest of the Roman Empire. Today, only the eastern part of the ascending walls of the hot water bath (caldarium) is preserved in the former structure that was approximately 250m long.
The Amphitheatre was built in 100 A.D. and possesses the capacity for 20,000 spectators.
Cathedral & The Church of Our Lady
Today in the city centre of Trier, the Trier Cathedral stands over the former Constantinian palace complex that was built in the early 4th century as the largest Christian church of the ancient world.
The Constantine Basilica was the throne room of Emperor Constantine and thus, the largest single room that has survived from the ancient world.
The Barbara Baths was built in the 2nd century A.D. and received its name from the no longer existing cloisters.
The Roman bridge that leads over the Moselle into Trier is the oldest bridge in Germany. With its dimensions and stability, it has easily grown to handle modern traffic even today.
The Igel Column is the tallest Roman burial monument existing today with a height of approximately 23m. It was built in 250 A.D.
Use the advantages of the Trier Card!
With the Trier Card, you can receive reductions on admission to the Trier museums, guided tours, free travel on all city buses and many other additional perks and extras.
You can find additional Trier Card advantages here: Tourist-Information Trier
Individual 9.90 Euro
Family 21.00 Euro
(2 adults and max. 3 children up to 14 years old)
The period of validity is 3 days.
You can obtain the Trier Card at the hotel reception.