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Trier Altstadt

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Type of sights

Old town


Name and address

Trier Altstadt

DE-54290 Trier

Geodetic coordinates

49.756660 6.641167


Trier on the banks of the Moselle, in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany, is the country's oldest city, dating from Roman times. Today it has 105,600 inhabitants.


Trier is rich in ruins from the Roman Empire (protected by UNESCO), such as the Porta Nigra, the Roman baths and Roman amphitheater.


  • Porta Nigra, Porta-Nigra-Platz. Build between 186 and 200 AD this is the largest Roman city gate still standing north of the Alps. 
  • Barbara Baths (Barbarathermen). Large ruins of Roman baths 
  • Trier Imperial Baths (Kaiserthermen), Weimarer Allee 2. Roman baths 
  • Roman amphitheater , Bergstraße 45. Which used to host 20,000 spectators. 
  • Forum Baths +49 651 9941057. Roman baths 
  • Basilica of Constantine (Aula Palatina), Konstantinplatz. Roman palace basilica that was built by the emperor Constantine at the beginning of the 4th century. 
  • Roman Bridge Trier (Römerbrücke). Over the river Mosel, nine bridge pillars date from the 2nd century AD 
  • Trier Cathedral (Hohe Domkirche St. Peter zu Trier), Liebfrauenstraße 12. Incorporates part of a church built by Emperor Constantine and contains the relic of the Holy Robe. 
  • St. Paulinus Church (Sankt Paulinskirche), Palmatiusstraße 4. With its lovely Baroque interior. 
  • Liebfrauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), Liebfrauenstraße 2. One of the earliest Gothic buildings in Germany. 
  • Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Trier, Weimarer Allee 1. One of the most important archeological museums in Germany 
  • Geburtshaus von Karl Marx, Brückenstraße 10. Where Karl Marx was born, in 1818. It contains a museum about Marx and Marxism. 
  • Judengasse. A former Jewish Street that now houses different bars. 
  • old Jewish cemetery (Jüdische Friedhöfe), Weidegasse. From the 17th century. 
  • Old Crane (Alter Krahnen). Harbour crane dating from 1413 
  • Customs Crane (Zollkran). 18th century crane 


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