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Mercure Hotel Trier Porta Nigra
Mercure Hotel Trier Porta Nigra

Porta-Nigra-Platz 1, Trier 54292

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4.3 out of 5 (382 reviews)

Located in the heart of Trier, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Porta Nigra, Cathedral of Trier, and Church of Our …

£85
Hotel Casa Chiara
Hotel Casa Chiara

Engelstrasse 8, Trier 54292

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (90 reviews)

Situated in Trier, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Porta Nigra and Cathedral of Trier. Church of Our Lady and Karl …

£87
ibis Styles Trier
ibis Styles Trier

Metzelstrasse 12, Trier 54290

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4.5 out of 5 (131 reviews)

Situated in Trier, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Karl Marx House, Trier Theatre, and Cathedral of Trier. Church of …

£83
Restaurant Pieper
Restaurant Pieper

Thebaerstrasse 39 - 54292, Trier

2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Trier, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Porta Nigra, Cathedral of Trier, and Church of Our Lady. Rhinelan …

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IAT Plaza Hotel
IAT Plaza Hotel

Zurmaiener Straße 164, Trier 54292

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4.2 out of 5 (80 reviews)

Situated on a river, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Arena Trier, Porta Nigra, and Cathedral of Trier. Church of Our Lady …

£71
Kenner Treff
Kenner Treff

Bahnhofstrasse 42, Kenn 54344

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3.9 out of 5 (48 reviews)

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Dr. Carl von Schubert Wines and within 9 mi (15 km) of Arena Trie …

£39
Landgasthof Ralinger Hof
Landgasthof Ralinger Hof

Brückenstr. 4, Ralingen 54310

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the riverwalk, this pension is within 6 mi (10 km) of Museum of Prehistory, Basilica of Saint Willibrord, and …

£59
Hôtel Eden au Lac
Hôtel Eden au Lac

Oam Nonnesees, Echternach 6474

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3.9 out of 5 (15 reviews)

Situated in Echternach, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Roman Villa Echternach and Museum of Prehistory. Basilic …

£106
Familien-Hotel Hochwald
Familien-Hotel Hochwald

St.-Georg-Straße 1, Horath 54497

4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in a national park, this luxury hotel is within 16 mi (25 km) of Ortelsbruch Park, Weingut Max Ferd, and Landshut …

£100
Vacation in Thalfang 9100 4 Br home by RedAwning
Vacation in Thalfang 9100 4 Br home by RedAwning

Kiefernweg 117, Thalfang 54424

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Thalfang, this vacation home is 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from Erbeskopf and 11.1 mi (17.9 km) from Ortelsbruch Park. Fell …

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Pocket Guide: Trier Porta Nigra Hotels

See the Black Gate from Luxembourg

From Luxembourg, in Germany’s Trier, the Porta Nigra, or the Black Gate, is under an hour away by train. From the mid-range hotels in Luxembourg City’s Gare Quartier, near the railway station, the Porta Nigra is a great first stop on a day trip from Luxembourg City. There are also several places to stay within a mile of the Porta Nigra, in hotels and apartments ranging from basic two stars to opulent five-star luxury, all offering a spectacular stay near the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Porta Nigra – or just Porta, as the locals call it – was built by the Romans in the third century, and still stands as imposing as ever on the northern side of town. Mysteriously, though, as strong as it looks, the Romans never completely finished it by hanging actual gates.

Learn About Porta Nigra in Luxembourg

Visitors can download a free multilingual audio guide to Porta Nigra – if you forget to get it before your visit, just use the free WiFi access on site. Learn how Simeon the Greek used the Black Gate as his hermitage a thousand years ago, and how after his death in the walled-up east tower, Trier built the Simeonstift in 1037 to celebrate the hermit. The audio guide explores the Porta Nigra’s seven-hundred year life as a striking church, which ended only when Napoleon Bonaparte ordered it be restored to its original Roman glory.

What to See at the Porta Nigra

Since 1986, the Porta Nigra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has welcomed many a visitor in search of a bit of history, year round. Touted as the best place to start a tour of Trier, the Black Gate has its own Roman centurion tour guides in full battle garb to lead visitors through the three floors of the building. A hike up to the top floor rewards with amazing views across the city of Trier and beyond.

As the largest standing Roman city gate north of the Alps, the Porta Nigra and the museum alongside it in the City Museum Simeonstift are a fantastic starting point during a day trip to Trier from Luxembourg.

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