Top Historical Places in Metz

Are you looking to explore the history of Metz through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Metz including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Metz. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Metz ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Metz, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Metz for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Metz with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Metz Cathedral

    Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Metz Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Cathedral which is also famous as Cathedral of Saint Stephen of Metz. The Cathedral has the world’s largest expanse of stained glass and has the classic works by Gothic, Hermann von Munster and his contemporaries. The architecture of Metz Cathedral is magnificent and grandeur. The limestone Church will leave you spellbound with its beauty and the design ...Read more
  2. Porte Des Allemands

    4.4 (308 Votes)
    Porte Des Allemands

    Landmark, Bridge, Historical Site, Architecture

    To the east of the city are the fortified city gates called The Doors of The Germans. It was used as a bridge from the 13th century to the 20th century. One of the greatest examples of medieval military architecture, these city gates make you wonder about the troubled times they were built in. The building is imposing and the bridge over the Seilleis an architectural wonder. Highlights include:...Read more
  3. Le Temple Neuf

    Church, Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Temple Neuf, also called The New Protestant Church is another great religious site in the city of Metz. When compared to the St.Etienne cathedral, this place might seem smaller but it is no less spectacular. The construction of this building began in the year 1901. It was designed by the architect Conrad Wahn, who was responsible for most of the “Germanization” during the post-annex...Read more
  4. Saint Pierre Aux Nonnains Basilica

    Church, Religious Site, Historical Site

    This place has a very happening past, thanks to the time and place it was born in. In 380 AD what started as a gymnasium and Spa for the Romans, was later converted into a Church in the 7th century. But it did not get its nave until the 11th century. Then in the 16th Century, it was converted into a warehouse. And it remained so until the year 1970. Now, after it has been restored, it works as ...Read more
  5. Porte Serpenoise

    4.3 (160 Votes)
    Porte Serpenoise


    At the corner of Avenue Robert Schuman is a magnificent city gate of Metz. The construction began towards the end of the nineteenth century and the arc was built in the beginning of the 20th century. In its tumultuous past, Metz was surrounded by powerful enemies on all sides. So the building of walls and gates became a strategic necessity. Porte Serpenoise is a symbol of the resistance that Me...Read more
  6. Fort De Queuleu

    4.4 (82 Votes)
    Fort De Queuleu

    Outdoors, Educational Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Towards the southeast of Metz, near Queuleu, is a fortification. It is a well maintained site. The architecture is a hybrid of old French stylr and modern German style. Construction of it had begun in 1868. But by the first world war, it was obsolete. In the second world war, it was used by the Germans as a detention centre for the members of the French Resistance. Germans made a lot of archite...Read more
  7. Templar's Chapel

    4.5 (113 Votes)
    Templar's Chapel

    Church, Religious Site, Outdoors, Architecture

    Metz is full of places that were built long back but have been well preserved and restored. One of such places is the Templar’s Chapel in the third avenue. Construction began in the 12th century, when theknights templar came to town. Its octagonal shape is an architectural trademark of the templar. The style of architecture is late Romanesque. It’s the only building in the city with...Read more
  8. Battlefields Of 1870

    Museum, Educational Site, War Memorial, Specialty Museum

    The history of a place is defined by the turmoil it has gone through. This museum in Metz tells the story of Prussia’s victory over France in the siege of 1870. French soldiers fought against a Prussian troop of 150000 soldiers. But they had to surrender due to starvation and the evident loss they were about to face. They were seriously outnumbered. This museum has paintings, sculptures, ...Read more
  9. Centre Europeen Robert Schuman Maison De L Europe

    Educational Site, War Memorial

    If you are a History student, then this place is a must for you. ‘Centre Europeen Robert Schuman Maison de l'Europe’ is a the Statesman Robert Schuman’s old mansion that has now been turned into a museum. The man had played a huge role in peacekeeping between all the European countries post World War-2. Feelings of Patriotism are bound to be aroused in this grandly done themat...Read more
  10. Eglise Saint Livier

    Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    The St.Livier church is a catholic church located in Moselle, Metz. Originally built in the ninth century, this place was partially destroyed when in the 1970s, the authorities demolished the ancient district. Now the building sits beside the intact and newer building of church of St.Clement. Whatever remains of this church is preserved as ruins. Green plants now grow on the walls and ceilings ...Read more