Cathedral Of Trier

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  • 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

Cathedral Of Trier - Review

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.

Cathedral Of Trier Information

  • 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.

Cathedral Of Trier Ticket Prices

  • Guided tours for Adult : € 4.50
  • Guided tours for families (2 adults + up to 4 children) : € 9.50

How To reach Cathedral Of Trier by Public Transport

  • Nearest bus stop: Trier Domfreihof

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  • Cathedral Of Trier Address: Liebfrauenstrabe 12, 54290 Trier, Germany
  • Cathedral Of Trier Contact Number: +49-6519790790
  • Cathedral Of Trier Timing: 06:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Cathedral Of Trier Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Cathedral Of Trier(preferred time): 08:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Cathedral Of Trier: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Trier include Cathedral Of Trier in their plan

  • 21.53% of people start their Cathedral Of Trier visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Cathedral Of Trier

Monday, Thursday and Friday

50.95% of people prefer walking in order to reach Cathedral Of Trier

People normally club together Hauptmarkt and Porta Nigra while planning their visit to Cathedral Of Trier.

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  • Cathedral built in the 300s. We are Catholic and went to Sunday mass. My wife doesn't speak German and I only took German in high school. We followed along with mass easily not nowing the words. There is so much history here.

  • Beautiful church build in different styles. Behind the alter is supposed the cloth of Jesus, kept in a shrine. The dom is huge and impresses by it's size already. A couple of beautiful chappels can be seen too. From the outside the Dom is not very remarkable. The most special is the distance to the Liebfraukirche, another quite big church, which is literally next door.

  • There are many people around this place. Some of young Trier people are racist. I met two groups during my stay here. The young racist came to my side, making strange noises. They came laughing together. Don't German youth learn their Holocaust history? It was a very unpleasant experience. It was a terrible city.

  • Beautiful place to visit, even if not religious. Best to go during the week when less crowded.

  • Really worth a visit. Trier is a great place!

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