Trier city break

Even the Romans knew that this was a good place to live!


The city of Trier is described as the second Rome north of the Alps, and quite rightly so. As a former imperial residence, the Moselle metropolis will be showing the major state exhibition "The Fall of the Roman Empire" from 25 June - 27 November 2022. In addition, there are numerous monuments that bring the history of the oldest city in Germany to life. Nine of these attractions have been granted UNESCO World Heritage status. Porta Nigra, the Roman city gate, is the most striking landmark in Trier. The city, which sits right on the Moselle amidst picture-perfect vineyards, is the perfect destination to enjoy a combination of culture and culinary treats.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

In the Roman city of Trier


There are an impressive nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the ‘second Rome’ north of the Alps. There is no other city with quite so many in such a small space. The most famous of these sites has to be the Porta Nigra, the Roman city gate. The Aula Palatina (Basilica of Constantine) houses the largest surviving single room from ancient times. Trier Cathedral is the oldest episcopal church in Germany. The Imperial Baths, the Barbara Baths, the Amphitheatre, the Liebfrauenkirche, the Roman Bridge and the Igel Column are the other World Heritage Sites in Trier.

Porta Nigra in Trier, Roman city

The famous Porta Nigra, UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Trier, Roman city

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National Exhibition: "The Fall of the Roman Empire

From 25.06.2022 - 27.11.2022
Trier
Spread over three museums, you will learn how the great Roman Empire could come to ruin despite intelligent leadership and innovative infrastructure.

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Imperial Baths (UNESCO World Heritage)

Trier, Stadt Trier Imperial Baths for the Roman people? Things turned out differently. Take a closer look at this UNESCO World Heritage Site with its mysterious…

Amphitheater (UNESCO World Heritage)

Trier, Stadt Trier 20,000 spectators fit into the amphitheater at Petrisberg in the metropolis of Trier, which emerged in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. To visit today:…

Porta Nigra (UNESCO World Heritage)

Trier, Stadt Trier This is the best-preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A truly impressive structure!

St Peter's Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Trier, Stadt Trier This is one of the cultural treasures of mankind that you should definitely have seen. Its timelessly topical message: unity in diversity.

Church of Our Lady (Liebfrauenkirche) (UNESCO World Heritage)

Trier, Stadt Trier Immediately next to the Trier Cathedral is the earliest Gothic church in Germany, the Liebfrauenkirche, built in the 13th century...

Roman Imperial Throne Room (Konstantin-Basilika) (UNESCO World Heritage)

Trier, Stadt Trier This monumental building is the largest surviving pillarless room from the ancient world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You just have to see it!

Barbara Baths (UNESCO World Heritage)

Trier, Stadt Trier This was once a Roman wellness oasis, the size of almost six football fields. One of the top addresses in the Imperium Romanum – and today a UNESCO…

Roman Bridge (UNESCO World Heritage)

Trier, Stadt Trier Would you like to walk across an original Roman bridge over the Mosel? In Trier you can. And this bridge is even a UNESCO World Heritage Site!