Trier

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Cathedral of 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.

Best Western Hotel Trier City
Best Western Hotel Trier City
3.5 out of 5
Kaiserstrasse 29, Mitte, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate
The price is £64 per night from 6 Nov to 6 Nov
Located in Mitte, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Trier Theatre, Karl Marx House and Imperial Roman Baths. Trier Roman Amphitheatre and Porta Nigra ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (140 reviews)
"All is good about his location just a little walk to center of town."

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2021

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ibis Styles Trier
ibis Styles Trier
3 out of 5
Metzelstrasse 12, Trier, RP
The price is £65 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Located in Mitte, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Karl Marx House, Trier Theatre, and Basilica of Constantine. Church of Our Lady (Liebfrauenkirche) ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (684 reviews)
"This was a nice and clean hotel. It was in walking distance to several of the main attractions. The only complaint was that it was to have air conditioning but it was not cool in our room."

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2021

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FourSide Plaza Hotel Trier
FourSide Plaza Hotel Trier
4 out of 5
Zurmaiener Straße 164, Trier, RP
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £69 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Located in the heart of Trier, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Arena Trier, Porta Nigra and Brothers Hospital Trier. Cathedral of Trier (Trierer Dom) ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (729 reviews)
Value for money
"Great place to stay when on the go, would not recommend as a romantic stay but most certainly a nice and comfortable place. Nice view to the river and close to the m motorway network."

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2021

FourSide Plaza Hotel Trier
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Limehome Trier Nikolaus-Leis-Strasse
Limehome Trier Nikolaus-Leis-Strasse
3 out of 5
Nikolaus-Leis-Straße 34, Trier
The price is £108 per night from 15 Nov to 15 Nov
Located in the heart of Trier, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Brothers Hospital Trier, Porta Nigra and Eifelsteig. Arena Trier and Cathedral ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (11 reviews)
"Overall Very nice Appartment rental, well done design and amenities were wonderful."

Reviewed on 2 Jul 2021

Limehome Trier Nikolaus-Leis-Strasse
Stadtnest Trier
Stadtnest Trier
3 out of 5
Theobaldstraße 11, Trier
Located in the heart of Trier, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Porta Nigra, Cathedral of Trier (Trierer Dom) and Karl Marx House. Roman ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (27 reviews)
Nice little flat near city center incl. a balcony
"Clean flat, equipped with everything you need incl. a car garage space. Nice little balcony. The Internet is not really stable & you sleep on a pull-out couch. Perfect for solo, cosy for couples. Overall fair price and nice, friendly host."

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2020

Stadtnest Trier
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5 out of 5
Merianstraße 13, Trier
Located in the heart of Trier, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Brothers Hospital Trier, Porta Nigra, and Eifelsteig. Church of Our ...
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