Porta Nigra

Currently Closed
  • Address: Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290 Trier, Germany
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +49-651978080
  • Ticket Price: 3 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Ancient Ruin, Family And Kids

One of the most visited historical monuments in Trier, Porta Nigra stands impressive with its massive structure. It is a large city gate in Trier and is today the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps. The origin of its name in the Medieval Ages was due to its weathered dark colour of the stone. An unfinished project of its own time, the gate, nonetheless, was used for several centuries till the end of Roman era as an entrance to the town. Porta Nigra was designated as a World Heritage site in 1986. Its present appearance is the result of reconstruction done under the regime of Napoleon. The features of Porta Nigra are:

  • On the south side, you can see the remains of Roman Columns. They give an impression of the Roman Street which they must have served as originally.
  • An upper floor where the actors portray the character of a centurion, a Roman army officer, in full sartorial set up.
  • Stone blocks, of which the biggest weigh up to six metric tons.

  • Last admission 30 minutes before closing

  • Children below the age of 17: € 2.00
  • Family(2 adults with a maximum of 4 children over age 6): € 6.00

  • Nearest bus stop: Porta Nigra

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  • Porta Nigra Address: Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290 Trier, Germany
  • Porta Nigra Contact Number: +49-651978080
  • Porta Nigra Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Porta Nigra Price: 3 EUR
  • Best time to visit Porta Nigra(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Porta Nigra: 02:00 Hrs
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  • Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porta_Nigra
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  • 95% of people who visit Trier include Porta Nigra in their plan

  • 47.28% of people start their Porta Nigra visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Porta Nigra

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

61.58% of people prefer walking in order to reach Porta Nigra

People normally club together House Of The Three Magi and Jews' Alley while planning their visit to Porta Nigra.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Beautiful setting . Direkt across from the famous Porta Nigra. The Restaurant's windows overlook the great monument. Located un the heart of the city. Parking great and spaces very nice and bright. Food was very good. Will return.

  • Great location across from Porta Nigra. You're about a 5 mi ute walk from great restaurants and shops. The rooms are decent size, clean and relatively quiet.

  • Horrible place do not stay here! Rooms are very hot. Everything is very old in this hotel. For what you pay per room you can stay at a real 4 star hotel like park plaza. This place is service is slow and not worth it. Parking is same as everyone else. Many other hotels close to porta negra that have better and newer rooms. Be aware!

  • Fantastic location and good quality hotel with nice rooms and helpful friendly staff. Secure car parking 12 euro a night underneath the hotel. Awesome view from windows on hotel front.

  • Unparalleled view of the Porta Nigra, make sure you get a room facing the famous Roman gate. If you don't, why even stay here? Location is good but it's more expensive and less equipped than more luxurious options nearby.

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