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Top Choice Roman Site in Trier

Porta Nigra

Trier's most famous landmark, 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 i…
Top Choice Roman Site 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 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 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…
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 International in Trier

Weinhaus Becker

Within the Becker’s Hotel complex, 3km southeast of the centre, this supremely elegant winehouse serves sublime internationally influenced dishes like ribeye with green beans, bacon and baked potato with sour cream,…
Top Choice German in Trier

Weinwirtschaft Friedrich-Wilhelm

A historic former wine warehouse with exposed brick and hoists now houses this superb restaurant. Creative dishes incorporate local wines, such as trout poached in sparkling white wine with mustard sauce and white a…
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

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…
Pub in Trier

de Winkel

Winny and Morris have presided over this locally loved watering hole for years. Drop by for Pils and a bite, for instance the crispy chicken wings called 'Flieten' in Trier dialect.