Städtisches Museum Simeonstift
The Städtisches Museum Simeonstift illustrates eight centuries of city history and also has collections of Coptic textiles and East...
Adjoining the Porta Nigra, in the 11th-century priests' residence Simeon's College (retaining an original 1060-laid oak beam floor in...
City Walking Tour
Guided 75-minute walking tours in English begin at the tourist office.
Set over two storeys in a baroque stone building, Safari is Trier's best club, with international DJs spinning hip-hop, dance, house and...
The city centre's Karstadt department store has this supermarket in the basement.
Porta Nigra information
This brooding 2nd-century Roman city gate – blackened by time (hence the name, Latin for ‘black gate’) – is a marvel of engineering since it’s held together by nothing but gravity and iron clamps.
In the 11th century, the structure was turned into a church to honour Simeon, a Greek hermit who spent six years walled up in its east tower. After his death in 1134, he was buried inside the gate and later became a saint.