Medieval castles and fairy-tale villages in Germany
  • Trier - old town with Roman history

    Tourist-Information, An der Porta Nigra, 54290 Trier

    How to Get There?


      Trier is accessible by regional train or regional express from e. g. Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken, Koblenz or Mainz. From the main station walk 600 meters to the Porta Nigra where the Tourist Information is located.

      DB BAHN

      Use the highways A1 (from northern direction) or A62 (from southern direction) and change to A 602 at the "Dreieck Moseltal". Take the exit no. 1 "Trier-Verteilerkreis" and follow the signposts to "Porta Nigra" resp. "City Center". Parking opportunities are nearby.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 49.759708
      LONGTITUDE: 6.644450



      From Frankfurt-Hahn Airport take the bus no. 610 to Koblenz - here take the regional train to Trier Hauptbahnhof (Trier Main Station). From here walk 600 meters to the Porta Nigra, where the Tourist Information is located.

      Nearest airport

      Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN)

    Why Go There?

    Trier was founded more than 2,000 years ago with the name "Augusta Treverorum" and is one of Germany's oldest cities - if not the oldest one at all. Many buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage.

    Parts of the UNESCO World Heritage "Römische Baudenkmäler, Dom und Liebfrauenkirche" (Roman monuments, Cathedral and Church of Our Lady) are amongst others:

    • the Porta Nigra (a roman city gate and the town's landmark)

    • the amphitheater

    • the Constantin Basilica

    • the Trier Cathedral

    • the Church of Our Lady

    • the medieval market

    • the Karl-Marx-House (Karl Marx was born in Trier)

    and many more.

    The historic city center of Trier is full of beautiful half-timbered buildings, and on every street-corner one smells the history, the Roman Empire and the Mid Ages as well as modern era.

    In the region - at the river Moselle - there are many vineyards, and the wine which is produced here is really delicious. Take the opportunity to have a wine tasting here.

    Do a trip on one of the numerous excursion boats, on the Moselle or on the Saar which is flowing into the Moselle not far away from Trier. The "Saarschleife" near Mettlach is world famous. Or just take a walk at the waterline or through the historic city center. You will have wonderful days here.

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Tourist-Information, An der Porta Nigra, 54290 Trier, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

    Things to do close by!

    River cruise

    Ship ahoy! Discover the amazing landscapes of the Moselle river from a ship. Do you want to spend a whole day on a ship? What about an excursion to Bernkastel-Kues down the Moselle? Or just a half day? Wasserbillig or Saarburg are waiting. And it doesn't matter if you have just an hour or two - then do a round trip and enjoy the view to the beautiful city of Trier from the ship.

    Wine tasting

    The Moselle region is a wine region, so what could be more natural than a wine tasting here? In the "Oechsle Erlebniswelt" you have the opportunity to taste more than 120 different wines (not all of them, naturally) in the "Große Moselweinprobe" (Big Moselle wine tasting) regularly (usually every Saturday, several times each day). Tickets cost 15,00 Euro (status: 2013).


    The Porta Nigra (Black Gate) was built around 180 AD by the Romans as the northern entrance to the city. It's part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The name "Porta Nigra" is deduced from the dark coloration of the arenite (due to weathering) which was used to build this gate. The Porta Nigra is the best preserved City Gate all over Germany.

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