Trier Tourism

Endowed with Roman heritage which has earned this city the title of “second Rome”, Trier is populated with Roman ruins, buildings, cathedrals and towers. Its World-class architectural monuments – many of which have had UNESCO World Heritage status since 1986 – unravel the city’s Roman and Gallic past with full vigour. This 2000 old city was founded as Augusta Treverorum in 16 BC during the reign of the Roman emperor Augustus Caesar. Following its glorious past, Trier has suffered the ravages of Napoleonic and later the World Wars. Located in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz), the city has also served as a significant base for trade and commerce in past. Trier shares its borders with Luxemburg which makes it an ideal place to explore the beautiful Mosel area.

The city has also been the birthplace of Karl Marx, the famous theorist on Communism. With a history that has seen the violent expulsion of Jews from the country, the city outshines for having given birth to this famous Jewish theorist. Surrounded by romantic river valleys, picturesque vineyards, half-timbered houses, historical towns and castles, there are certainly numerous reasons for which the travelers should make a stay in Trier during their trip to Germany.

Today Trier is an important University town which accommodates young crowd from Germany and abroad. Against the backdrop of Roman history and German culture, the city thrives with a lively nightlife and interesting Franco-German cuisine. Each one of you should visit Trier at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Trier.

Essential travel information and Trier tips for your visit

  • Don’t be surprised to find nude sunbathers, even in the most public places. Germans change right out in public.
  • Germany has one of the lowest crime rates in Europe. However, there are some areas, such as the neighbourhoods around train stations and the streets surrounding red-light districts, where you should keep an eye on potential dangers.
  • When addressing someone always use the formal Sie until you are begged by them to switch to the informal du.
  • Almost every street in Germany has its Gaststatte, a sort of combination restaurant and pub which offers simple food at reasonable prices. Visit it in order to have a typical German eating experience.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Trier

  • Save 10% City Sightseeing Trier Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
    City Sightseeing Trier Hop-On Hop-Off Tour2 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Days

    Discover Trier, one of Germanys oldest cities, at your leisure on our City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour! As you explore th...

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  • Moselle River Region eBike Rental from Kesten
    Moselle River Region eBike Rental from Kesten1 Reviews

    Duration: Flexible

    Make your way to the small wine village of Kesten for an eBike rental (from 8am-8pm) and bike through the near romantic Bernk...

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  • Know the pollution level of Trier before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 20.83 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Trier for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Trier.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.33 (Low)
    • Attacks 33.33 (Low)
    • Drug offense 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 66.67 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 41.67 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Trier is 174.02 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 77.94 (High)
    • Climate Index 82.04 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 21.26 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 21 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 76.53 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.6 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 73.8 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Trier

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.37 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 84.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 71.07 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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