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Trier’s mighty Roman amphitheatre could accommodate 20,000 spectators for gladiator tournaments and animal fights. Beneath the arena are dungeons where prisoners sentenced to death waited next to starving beasts for the final showdown.

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1. Petrisberg Multilingual Panel

0.18 MILES

Next to the Petrisberg Aussicht stop for buses 4 and 85, a multilingual panel traces local history from the first known human habitation (30,000 years ago…

2. Rheinisches Landesmuseum

0.37 MILES

A scale model of 4th-century Trier and rooms filled with tombstones, mosaics, rare gold coins (including the 1993-discovered Trier Gold Hoard, the largest…

3. Kaiserthermen


Get a sense of the layout of this vast Roman thermal bathing complex with its striped brick-and-stone arches from the corner lookout tower, then descend…

4. Palastgarten

0.46 MILES

Stretching south from Konstantinplatz, the lawns, daffodil beds, statues and fountains of the formal Palace Garden are perfect for a stroll, especially on…

5. Kurfürstliches Palais


A pink rococo confection looks out over the lawns, pools and fountains of the formal Palastgarten.

6. Konstantin Basilika

0.53 MILES

Constructed around AD 310 as Constantine’s throne room, the brick-built basilica is now an austere Protestant church. With built-to-impress dimensions …

7. Thermen am Viehmarkt

0.65 MILES

Found by accident in 1987 during the construction of a parking garage, and buried beneath WWII air-raid shelters, the remains of a 17th-century Capucinian…

8. Liebfrauenbasilika

0.68 MILES

Germany’s oldest Gothic church was built in the 13th century. It has a cruciform structure supported by a dozen pillars symbolising the 12 Apostles (look…