Trier is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Trier one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Trier is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Trier or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Trier. Explore the historical monuments of Trier with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Trier guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Trier page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Trier landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Trier.
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Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290 Trier, Germany
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
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, ...
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Burg-Eltz-Strabe 1, 56294 Munstermaifeld, Germany
09:30 am - 05:30 pm
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 f...
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Bergstraße 45, 54295 Trier, Germany
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Roman Amphitheatre in Trier is situated beyond the medieval City Wall. True to its Roman tradition, the amphitheatre served as an entertainment space for people who would come to look at the combats between animals and gladiators. As you enter the theatre, you will see the ruins of its entrance gate and protecting walls. Underneath, you would b...
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Bruckentrabe 10, 54290 Trier, Germany
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
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...
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Konstantinpl. 11, 54290 Trier, Germany
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 s...
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Liebfrauenstrabe 12, 54290 Trier, Germany
06:30 am - 06:00 pm
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 an...
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Weber Bachstr 41, 54290 Trier, Germany
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
These remains of the Roman public bath complex (4th century AD) take you back into the Roman era. Considered to be one of the most impressive and largest baths outside Rome, the Imperial Baths were used to bathe, sport, swim and get a massage. As you enter the ruins today, you shall see:
Hot water bath.
Four visible boiler rooms out of the origina...
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Granastrabe 22, 54329 Konz, Germany
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 high...
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 wat...
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 wi...
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Thebaerstrabe 39, 54292 Trier, Germany
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 displ...
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Kornmarkt, Trier, Rhineland- Palantine, Germany
Kornmarkt Square is considered to be one of the loveliest squares in the city after the main market square. Beautified with cobbled pedestrian pathways and surrounded by modern retail dealers, the square has become the liveliest attraction of the city. Known for its nightlife, the square has all the cultural facilities and restaurants with outdoor ...
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54293 Trier, Germany
St. Mary’s Column looms large over the Trier city as it stands on a pillar which is 40m high. The column was erected with the donated money from the citizens of Trier. Built in 1866, the statue commemorates the declaration by the Catholic Church of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. As you reach the platform of St. Mary’s column, y...
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. A...
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Marktplatz, Judengasse, 54290 Trier, Germany
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 a...