Trier is widely known as the oldest city in Germany and has a deep and rich history as a result. Trier lies in a picturesque valley near the Luxembourg border, lush with flora that spans the entire length of the hilly terrain. The city overlooks the banks of the river Moselle and is nestled deep within the acclaimed wine region of the same name. Much of the marvelous architecture from the Roman occupation remains in the city center today. Travel to Trier by bus and experience first-hand, the culmination of artistic aptitude and history. The Porta Nigra, the cathedral and the palace not only enrich the splendor of the city but personify many of the chronicles for which Trier is known and illustrate how Trier’s identity has matured over time. Once known as one of the most populous regions in the world, Trier was a major city in the Roman Empire. As the centuries passed, various events attributed to the development of the city. The University of Trier was founded in 1473 and is still open today (after a brief closure of 174 years). Trier was also home to the famed Karl Marx! Take a bus to Trier and discover the yesteryears of this beautiful hidden gem of a city.
Place of interest in Trier
The city of Trier is definitely a historian’s delight. The lifeblood of Catholicism can be seen throughout the veins and arteries of the region. The grandeur of the Cathedral of Trier fully exemplifies this. This is the oldest cathedral in the entire country. It comprises elements of design from numerous eras that were gradually added as the centuries turned. The Cathedral is home to the ‘Seamless Robe of Jesus’ which is said to have been worn by Jesus himself shortly before he was crucified. The Church of our Lady is also open to the public. The oldest Gothic church in Germany is stylistically, a very interesting contrast to the Cathedral. You can also visit the Imperial Baths. These were arguably the most impressive baths the Romans ever built and they provide rich insight into life 1600 years ago. The Rheinisches Landesmuseum is also very popular exhibition and provides tourists with a walk-through of 200,000 years of Trier history. Like many other German cities, Trier is home to a fantastic toy museum. Rediscover your childhood and delve into the world of fantasy. Many aspects of Trier appear to be timeless, and the teachings of Karl Marx are no different. One can go and observe the writings and life work of “the father of modern socialism” in the house in which he was born. Trier is teeming with secrets and cultural goldmines!