Top Historical Places in Trier

Are you looking to explore the history of Trier through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Trier including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Trier. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Trier ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Trier, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Trier for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Trier with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Porta Nigra

    4.2 (859 Votes)
    Porta Nigra

    Outdoors, Landmark, Ancient Ruin

    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 til...Read more
  2. Eltz Castle

    4.7 (764 Votes)
    Eltz Castle


    This German castle looks as if it has been etched out of a fairy-tale book. Located in the deep forests, the castle stands impressive with its medieval structure. Surrounded by Elzbach River, the castle is situated against the picturesque backdrop of Eltz forest. The structure today is privately owned by the heirs of Eltz family which has kept it for more than 800 years. In order to see the int...Read more
  3. Cathedral Of Trier

    4.6 (788 Votes)
    Cathedral Of Trier

    Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, 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...Read more
  4. Roman Temple District, Tawern

    Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site

    Located in the north- east between Saar and Moselle, Tawern district has a long history of settlement, as old as Roman era. Situated on the most important Roman road that offered a connection between Trier and the Roman Empire, the district served as a road station which offered rest stops to the trading travellers. The district came into highlight when an extensive Roman temple complex wa...Read more
  5. Roemerbruecke

    Outdoors, Water Body, Bridge, Historical Site

    Standing over the Moselle River, Roman Bridge is the oldest standing bridge in Germany. Its nine pillars date back to 2nd century AD. Its upper part, however, was reconstructed twice, in 12th and 18th century subsequently. In the recent past, there were certain remains of a few wooden piles of the bridge which came to light as the river saw low water. Within its present structure, the piers are...Read more
  6. Church Of St. Gangolf

    Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    Built in the 15th century, the church of St. Gangolf is the second oldest church in Trier after the Dom Cathedral. It has a four-storey structure of which the top two were donated by the widow of the Lord Mayor, Adelheid of Besselich. With a height of 62m, the church stands taller than Cathedral’s towers. As you enter inside the church you will see an interior which is decorated by late G...Read more
  7. St. Paulinus' Church

    Church, Religious Site, Historical Site

    Situated in the northern part of Trier, this church was originally constructed around AD 400 in order to consecrate the remains of Paulinus, considered to be a martyr saint. Rebuilt in the Baroque style between 1734 and 1753, its interior was designed by Johann Balthasar Neumann. The features of this Church are: The ceiling of the nave which displays fresco painted by Christoph Thomas Scheffle...Read more
  8. House Of The Three Magi

    Outdoors, Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture

    House of the Three Magi, called as Dreikonigenhaus, was built in the 13th century and displays a blend of Romanesque and Gothic architecture, coloured with oriental colours. Due to severe damage caused by World Wars in Europe, the house just retains its exterior self, parts of which are mainly reconstruction. They can be viewed only from outside. As you look at its front, you shall see the main...Read more
  9. Jews' Alley

    Outdoors, Historical Site, Town

    You can enter the medieval Jewish alley through the Hauptmarkt. Entering inside the Jewish quarter, you shall come across various evidences of the presence of Trier’s Jewish community in the past. Some of the evidences include: There are locally produced weights which carry Hebrew inscriptions that manifest the presence of Jews in the city as early as first or second century. There are f...Read more
  10. The Palace Garden

    4.5 (271 Votes)
    The Palace Garden

    Park, Palace

    A perfect example of garden artistry in Europe, Palace Garden is a beautiful park in Trier where the nature is cultivated in an artistic pattern and design. Fashioned in a Baroque style, the garden features exhibits from art and history. It is surrounded by Electoral palace on the one hand and massive basilica on the other. Inside the premises of this architecture garden you shall be able to en...Read more
  11. Rhineland Museum Or Rheinisches Landesmuseum

    Museum, Entertainment, Archaeological Site

    It is considered as the largest and the best archeological museum in Trier. The detailed information about Germany’s economy, civilization, settlement, religion, art of four centuries of the Common Era, and much more is found here. They exhibit the oldest traces of human goods buried in Celtic chieftain’s graves, excavations from La Tene Culture, which are as old as 450 BC. There ar...Read more
  12. Hochbunker

    Outdoors, Monument, Entertainment

    This is a design of a bunker that has a volume of protected space, with partially or fully below the surface of the earth. The bomb shelter, which is below the earth’s level, is called the underground bunker. These were used during the Second World War and till today, they dominate the cityscape of many German cities. These were built for numerous reasons and today they reflect the situat...Read more
  13. Jerusalem Tower

    Outdoors, Historical Site, Entertainment, Tower

    It is the oldest structure in the complex of Walderdorff Palace and is counted as one of the most important medieval structures in Trier. Jerusalem Curia, a Cathedral canon resided here but that was later torn down. The name ‘Jerusalem’ had been used from the High Middle Ages, though the meaning stayed unknown. It was constructed in 11th century and was one of the nine towers with w...Read more
  14. Karl Marx House

    4.2 (519 Votes)
    Karl Marx House

    Museum, Educational Site, Historical Site, Entertainment

    This house, which has now been converted into a museum, was the birthplace of Karl Marx, the father of modern Socialism and Communism. Opened in 1947 as a museum which houses the life and works of Karl Marx, the place receives about 32,000 visitors every year. This baroque styled house today displays a permanent exhibition known as “Karl Marx, Life-Work-Influence up to the Present” ...Read more
  15. Aula Palatina

    4.5 (277 Votes)
    Aula Palatina

    Religious Site, Cathedral , Heritage Building

    Also known as Konstantin-Basilika, Aula Palantina is a Roman basilica that was built in the time of Emperor Constantine. The structure as we see today serves as a Protestant church. Its building boasts of the world's largest ancient hall. Built around AD 310 as a part of the palace complex, Aula Palantina originally consisted of smaller buildings such as a forehall, a vestibule and some service...Read more