Attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Trier

Trierer Dom

Looming above the Roman palace of Helena (Emperor Constantine's mother), this cathedral is Germany's oldest bishop's church and still retains Roman sections. Today's edifice is a study in nearly 1700 years of church…
Top Choice Gate in Trier

Porta Nigra

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 centur…
Top Choice Museum in Trier

Rheinisches Landesmuseum

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 preserved Roman gold hoard in the world, with over 2600 gold…
Top Choice Church in Trier

Konstantin Basilika

Constructed around AD 310 as Constantine’s throne room, the brick-built basilica is now an austere Protestant church. With built-to-impress dimensions (some 67m long, 27m wide and 33m high), it's the largest single-…
Top Choice Church in Trier

Liebfrauenbasilika

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 for the black stone from where all 12 articles of the Apostle…
Top Choice Roman Site in Trier

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 into an underground labyrinth consisting of cavernous hot and …
Top Choice Roman Site in Trier

Amphitheatre

Trier’s 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 fi…
Museum in Trier

Stadtmuseum Simeonstift

Adjoining the Porta Nigra, in the 11th-century priests' residence Simeon's College (retaining an original 1060-laid oak beam floor in the double-storey cloister), Trier's city museum brings alive two millennia of lo…
Historic Site in Trier

Karl Marx Haus

The early-18th-century baroque town house in which the author of The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital was born in 1818 now houses exhibits that cover Marx's life, work, allies and enemies, social democracy, his d…
Roman Site in Trier

Thermen am Viehmarkt

Found by accident in 1987 during the construction of a parking garage, buried beneath WWII air-raid shelters, the remains of a 17th-century Capucinian monastery, one-time vineyards and cemeteries, these thermal bath…