Nowhere else north of the Alps can you experience the Roman Age as authentically as you can in Trier.
Here you will find the centre of antiquity in Germany.
Trier is the oldest city in Germany, founded in 17 BCE as Augusta Treverorum, and was once one of the largest metropolises of the Roman Empire.
In late antiquity the flourishing trading city became an Imperial residence, and was thus elevated to an administrative centre of the Imperium Romanum.
It is the fourth-largest city by population in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and can easily be reached by train or car from major European destinations such as Paris (260 miles), Brussels (157 miles), Cologne, and Frankfurt (117 miles).
If you love wine, Roman, medieval, and contemporary history, then Trier might be the right destination in Germany for you.
Trier is located on the scenic Mosel River, known worldwide for its Riesling wines.
The cityscape of Trier is still characterised today by monumental buildings dating from ancient times, with some of them amongst the best-preserved of their kind.In 1986, the Dom and the Liebfrauenkirche were included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites together with seven further Roman buildings: the Porta Nigra, the Kaiserthermen, the Amphitheater, the Römerbrücke, the Barbarathermen, the Konstantin-Basilika, and the “Igeler Säule”, which is in the nearby Igel district.In Trier you can experience antiquity with every step you take, for example at the Rheinisches Landesmuseum, one of the most important museums of Roman antiquity.The highlights here are the largest hoard of gold from Roman Imperial times, the largest collection of mosaics north of the Alps and “Im Reich der Schatten”, a unique multimedia show set amidst the huge Roman sepulchral monuments.You will find all the information you need for your visit to Trier, the centre of antiquity in Germany, on this website.Click here to find out which attractions offer barrier-free access, where you are permitted to take photos, where you can take your dog with you, or how to reach the monuments using local public transport.