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About Trier

The city of Trier is situated in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of western Germany and lies on the banks of the river Moselle near to Germany’s border with Luxembourg. Trier has a particularly long and eventful history which dates back well over 2,000 years. The region’s architecture can be dated from as far as the Roman Empire, with the remains of several Roman structures still situated throughout the city. The sights and sounds of Trier are diverse and fascinating, ranging from historic architecture and cultural exhibitions to impressive monuments and tranquil green spaces. The city’s illustrious history has moulded the region to create a unique character that encompasses the charming nature of the Trier and its inhabitants.

Exploring Trier

Trier’s Roman heritage is apparent throughout the city, with tremendous monuments and Roman ruins standing proudly in several locations. Visitors can start their tour of the city’s historic Roman structures at the Porta Nigra, as parts of the building date back to around 180AD, as the Roman mason’s marks and date inscriptions are still visible. The colossal Roman Imperial Throne Room, also known as the Basilika, is the largest existing single-room construction from the Roman era. The Romans would design their architecture to represent the power and authority of the emperor and this is reflected in the size and scale. Located just outside the city centre is the ancient Roman amphitheatre, which dates back to the second century when it was used for horrific blood sports and gladiator battles. Other significant Roman structures in Trier include the Imperial Forum and Barbara Baths as well as the old Roman Bridge, parts of which date back to 144AD, making it the oldest bridge in Germany.

The city is also home to a collection of impressive churches and palaces alongside fascinating museums and idyllic leafy escapes. Some of Trier’s magnificent structures include the Electoral Palace, House of the Three Magi, Church of Our Lady and the Trier Cathedral. The city’s cathedral sits above what was once an ancient Roman palace during the time of Constantine the Great but was replaced in the 4th century by the Christian church. The original Roman structure still remains in the Cathedral’s central section, making it an enduring site with visitors.

Trier’s many parks, gardens and green spaces are all tranquil places in which to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings but particularly elegant and attractive spots to unwind include the Palace Garden, the Mosselle Embankment and the Trier Wine Culture Trail.

Trier tips

Trier is well known for its traditional food and drink, especially the beers and wines produced locally, which include Viez apple wine. Make sure to sample some of this delicous tipple whilst in the city alongside some authentic German sausage, often served in the local Kartoffelskiste, or Potato House.

Trier Itineraries

Rudesheim

Europe's Rivers & Castles -Nuremberg to Luxembourg

15 sailing dates June 2019 to October 2020
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Luxembourg
AmaWaterways logo FROM £2239pp
Koblenz

Rhine and Moselle - Cologne to Cologne

17 sailing dates August 2019 to October 2020
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne

Single traveller prices from £1,629

Riviera Travel logo FROM £1279pp
Cochem

The Rhine and Moselle - Southbound

4 sailing dates May 2019 to September 2019
12 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
Tauck logo FROM £5029pp
Bernkastel

Rhine & Moselle Discovery - Basel to Trier

12 sailing dates June 2019 to December 2019
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Trier
Viking Cruises logo FROM £1495pp
Bamberg

Trier to Bamberg

9 sailing dates June 2019 to October 2019
7 Nights From Trier, to Germany , Bamberg
Viking Cruises logo FROM £1995pp
Cochem

Bamberg to Trier

10 sailing dates July 2019 to November 2019
7 Nights From Bamberg, Germany to , Trier
Viking Cruises logo FROM £1495pp
Breisach

Rhine & Moselle Delights

2 sailing dates August 2020 to October 2020
10 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
AmaWaterways logo FROM £3899pp
Strasbourg

Rhine & Moselle Delights - Basel to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates August 2020 to October 2020
10 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Bernkastel

Rhine & Moselle Discovery - Trier to Basel

8 sailing dates June 2019 to December 2019
7 Nights From Trier, to Switzerland , Basel
Viking Cruises logo FROM £1495pp
Antwerp

Discover the Moselle

2 sailing dates July 2019 to October 2019
7 Nights From Belgium, Belgium to Germany , France
Shearings logo FROM £1079pp
Passau

Remich to Budapest

5 sailing dates May 2019 to October 2019
14 Nights From Remich, Luxembourg, to Hungary , Budapest
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £3699pp
Wertheim

Europe's Rivers & Castles -Luxembourg to Nuremberg

8 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
7 Nights From Luxembourg, to Germany , Nuremberg
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Koblenz

Strasbourg to Remich

4 sailing dates June 2019 to September 2019
8 Nights From Strasbourg, to Remich
CroisiEurope logo FROM £1369pp
Trier

Strasbourg to Trier

3 sailing dates May 2019 to September 2019
4 Nights From Strasbourg, to Germany , Trier
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Bonn

The Rhine and her Tributaries

1 sailing date July 2019
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Frankfurt
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Speyer

Basel to Trier

1 sailing date September 2019
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Trier
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Bernkastel

Round-trip Amsterdam

1 sailing date September 2021
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £6149pp
Bonn

Round-trip Amsterdam

1 sailing date September 2021
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £6149pp
Trier

Enchanting Moselle amsterdam - amsterdam

1 sailing date October 2021
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £6149pp
Trier

Round-trip Amsterdam

1 sailing date June 2021
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £5489pp

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