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Trier

3.8
Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Flea Markets
Oldest City in Germany
Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times. It sits in a valley between low, vine-covered, sandstone hills in the celebrated Mosel wine region. Monuments from the Roman period and well-preserved architectural jewels from later ages have earned the city a spot on the World Heritage list. Trier is also a university town of about 25,000 students. The young population of academic achievers makes this more than just a historic site of ancient ruins and distinguished medieval structures. The leafy urban center is known for its vibrant atmosphere and outstanding cuisine. These both are greatly influenced by the proximity to Luxembourg and France. Walking may be the best method for sightseeing in Trier's visitor-friendly old town, but you can also rent a bicycle to get to the various World Heritage-listed Roman ruins and modern tourist attractions. Make Trier central to your Germany travel plans using our Germany trip builder tool.
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Popular things to do in Trier

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St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) ©
Religious Site
St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
Porta Nigra ©
Ruin
Porta Nigra
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) ©
Specialty Museum
Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum)
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hauptmarkt ©
Flea Market
Hauptmarkt
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Trier

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Kaiserthermen ©
Ruin
Kaiserthermen
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Liebfrauenkirche, Trier ©
Religious Site
Liebfrauenkirche, Trier
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Trier Amphitheater ©
Ruin
Trier Amphitheater
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Konstantinbasilika ©
Religious Site
Konstantinbasilika
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Trier

Reichsburg Cochem ©
Castle
Reichsburg Cochem Cochem
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Deutsches Eck (German Corner) ©
Landmark
Deutsches Eck (German Corner) Koblenz
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Aachen Cathedral ©
World heritage site
Aachen Cathedral Aachen
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Eltz Castle ©
Castle
Eltz Castle Wierschem
4.6
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Trier

Domstadt (Cathedral City)
Church
Domstadt (Cathedral City)
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Wallmauer
Historic Site
Wallmauer
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kurfurstliches Palais ©
Government Building
Kurfurstliches Palais
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
St. Paulin-Kirche
Religious Site
St. Paulin-Kirche
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Trier

Stadtmuseum Simeonstift ©
Art Museum
Stadtmuseum Simeonstift
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museum am Dom ©
Specialty Museum
Museum am Dom
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Trier

Rituals ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Rituals
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
Trier Galerie ©
Shopping Mall
Trier Galerie
3.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

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