Holidays to Trier

Many Roman and medieval buildings and ancient churches give visitors to this city a glimpse of its eventful history.

Trier, lying in a valley on the River Moselle, is one of the oldest cities in Germany. Visitors to the city will encounter numerous interesting buildings, museums, parks and other attractions that display the city's varied history during their city trip. Trier served as the seat of government for the Western Roman Empire, gaining the byname of the "Holy City" in the Middle Ages, and surviving countless wars as a border town between France and Germany. Today it is the University City known for the celebrated wine from vineyards along the Moselle.

During your visit to the city you will discover many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Roman buildings such as its cathedral, the Trier Dom, an amphitheatre, the Roman Bridge, the Imperial Baths, and the Porta Nigra, the biggest Roman city gate north of the Alps.

Visit the Hauptmarkt, the Liebfrauenkirche and the Judengasse (Jews' Alley) to experience a little of medieval and Gothic Trier. In particular, the area around the Hauptmarkt is home to a large number of Gothic churches. On your travels, take time to visit to the Kurfürstliches Palais, one of the most ostentatiously rococo palaces in the world.

You can follow the 1.6 kilometre-long Wine Culture Trail from the amphitheatre onwards and learn more about the cultivation and life of the vine. After following the path for around an hour you will reach Trier's wine-making village, Olewig, where you can visit one of the many wine cellars and learn more about wine production as well as, of course, trying one or two of the wines. If, by this point, you still haven't had enough of vineyards, you can cycle along the Moselle Cycle Path.

There are plenty of parking spaces available throughout the city. Trier's city centre is small enough to explore on foot. If you don't fancy walking too much between the different tourist attractions, you can also get a day ticket for the city's bus service.

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