Trier Tourism

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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.

Trier Travel Tips

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.

Facts and Stats for Trier*

  • Pollution Statistics in Trier

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

    • Air Pollution 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 14.06 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 23.44 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 14.06 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20.31 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 11.84 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.75 (Very Low)
  • Trier: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Trier for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Trier.

    • Burglary and Theft 30.73 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 22.4 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.38 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 22.4 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 27.6 (Low)
    • Attacks 22.92 (Low)
    • Drug offense 41.15 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 63.54 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.08 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31.25 (Low)
  • Living in Trier - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Trier is 195.24 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 71.36 (High)
    • Climate Index 82.75 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 20.11 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.88 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 95.13 (High)
    • Health Care Index 79.04 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.31 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 127.58 (Very High)
    • 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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Trier

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.02 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 111.95 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 93.62 USD

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

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