Rhineland-Palatinate
Trier
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Trier The Essential
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This venerable episcopal city is the oldest in Germany. The Roman Emperor Augustus founded Augusta Treveverum at a point where Celtic, Germanic and Roman culture met. As capital of the Western Empire it was the centre of intense economic, cultural and intellectual activity. During the Middle Ages the city again flourished under the powerful archbishops. Trier was the administrative centre for the Saar before passing into Prussian hands in 1815. Today the city is best known as a cultural centre.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Trier
Porta Nigra
Porta Nigra
The northern gate to the walled town
60 minutes
Kaiserthermen
Kaiserthermen
These baths date from the time of
60 minutes
Basilica
Basilica
Once the main hall of the imperial
30 minutes
Schatzkammer der Stadtbibliothek
Schatzkammer der Stadtbibliothek
The treasury of the municipal library
30 minutes
Rheinisches Landesmuseum
Rheinisches Landesmuseum
The Rhineland museum has a prehistory
120 minutes
Hauptmarkt
Hauptmarkt
The market cross stands in the middle of
15 minutes