Spanning the Moselle, Germany's oldest bridge uses 2nd-century stone pilings (AD 144–152), built from black basalt from the Eifel mountains, which have been holding it up since legionnaires crossed on chariots.

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Nearby Trier attractions

1. Barbarathermen

0.18 MILES

Named for a former monastery on this site, these Roman baths were built in the 2nd century AD. Information panels line a walkway through the atmospheric…

2. Museum Karl-Marx-Haus

0.39 MILES

Revamped in 2018 on the 200th anniversary of Marx' birth, the early-18th-century baroque town house in which the author of The Communist Manifesto and Das…

3. Thermen am Viehmarkt

0.45 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…

4. Kaiserthermen

0.65 MILES

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…

5. St-Gangolf-Kirche

0.67 MILES

Topped by a 62m-high tower, the Gothic St-Gangolf-Kirche was built in the early 15th century on the site of a 14th-century tower. It's reached via a…

6. Spielzeugmuseum

0.68 MILES

Upstairs in the historic Steipe building on the Hauptmarkt, the Spielzeugmuseum is chock-full of miniature trains, dolls, wooden soldiers and other…

7. Rotes Haus

0.69 MILES

On the Hauptmarkt, the Rotes Haus was the house of the bakers' guild master and secretary of the cathedral chapter, Johann Wilhelm Polch.

8. Hauptmarkt

0.71 MILES

Anchored by a 1595 fountain dedicated to St Peter and the Four Virtues, Trier’s central market square is surrounded by medieval and Renaissance…