Cathedral Of TrierCurrently Closed
- Address: Liebfrauenstrabe 12, 54290 Trier, Germany
- Timings: 06:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +49-6519790790
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral
The High Cathedral of Saint Peter in Trier is the oldest cathedral in Germany. Listed as part of the Roman Monuments in 1986, the cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its structure was constructed during multiple eras and each era has contributed to its design in some way. Today, it houses a significant collection of artworks, architecture and holy relics. Built above a former palace from the era of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great, the cathedral still exhibits the remains of the first basilica. Inside the cathedral, you shall be able to see:
- Romanesque interior with baroque decoration and Gothic vaulting and archways.
- A set of triple-nave, two-choir basilica with a transept and six towers.
- The central section where the original walls rise up to a height of 26m. Huge fragment of granite column from Constantine’s church.
- There is a magnificent Romanesque tympanum over the south door which depicts Christ between Virgin Mary and St. Peter.
- Tomb of papal envoy Ivo in the south aisle that carries Romanesque carvings of a dragon-like creature and a human head peaking out.
- The central attraction is the Holy Robe of Christ.
- The Treasury which displays an important relic Holy Nail which is believed to be one of those used in the crucifixion.
- Exhibits such as Chalices, Bishop’s treasures and the 10th century St. Andrew’s Altar.
- On the way out, you shall be able to see graffiti from seven centuries and the elaborate West Portal.
- During the services and concerts it is not possible to visit the Cathedral.
- You can also take a guided tour through the excavations under the Cathedral.
- Guided tours for Adult : € 4.50
- Guided tours for families (2 adults + up to 4 children) : € 9.50
- Nearest bus stop: Trier Domfreihof
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95% of people who visit Trier include Cathedral Of Trier in their plan
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Every time I visit this cathedral it takes my breath away. It's extremely beautiful and the architecture is one of the best. Trier has always been a nice cosy city and this cathedral is a charm. Absolutely must on your travel list especially during Christmas markets - and that too on a Sunday when there's a special Sunday mass and musical chorus.
I like this church a lot. Its great that most places and underground place is all open to all. U can sit at many different altars. Its beautiful and great atmosphere :) and its free entry as church should be. And u can donate of course :)
This place is beautiful, great place for family photos or artsy Instagram photos lol. I went here with my family on a guided tour, but I think it would be more fun or as fun to go by yourself or with your friends. Plenty to see in the city and make sure to try the local beer! I would highly recommend that if you’re within a days drive of this place you should come and check it out. And there’s plenty else to do to fill your day once you go to this wall of artwork. Make sure to bring a good camera and check the weather before you come so you can get the best pictures possible. Also in town are some very beautiful steeples that are within walking distance, either taxi or walk through the city to get the best views, and don’t skip up any opportunities to check out local breweries or pubs, as those are some of the coolest places. Good luck and have fun in this city!
It's a beautiful church in a charming little German town. There is a catacomb which is accessible for a fee.
An old cathedral worth to be visited. The romanic style is also mixed with a late baroc style which will make this Cathedral quite unique. The church organ is remarkable, too.