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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

Frankfurt

Wines of the Moselle Cruise from Frankfurt

1 sailing date August 2022
7 Nights From Frankfurt, to Frankfurt
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Würzburg

Berlin & Wines of the Moselle Cruise

1 sailing date August 2022
9 Nights From Germany, to Frankfurt
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Bernkastel

Discover the Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle

5 sailing dates June 2022 to August 2023
14 Nights From Frankfurt, to Switzerland , Basel
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Bernkastel

Discover the Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle

4 sailing dates August 2022 to August 2023
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Frankfurt
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Würzburg

Legendary Rhine & Moselle from Bernkastel

6 sailing dates June 2022 to August 2023
9 Nights From Bernkastel, to Germany
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £1939pp
Berlin

Berlin & Legendary Rhine & Moselle from Berlin

6 sailing dates June 2022 to August 2023
9 Nights From Germany, to Bernkastel
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Trier

Majesty of the Middle Rhine - Arnhem to Cologne

1 sailing date August 2022
11 Nights From Arnhem, Holland to Germany , Cologne
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Andernach

Majesty of the Middle Rhine for solo travellers

1 sailing date August 2022
11 Nights From Cologne , Germany to Cologne
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Bratislava

Great European Odyssey: To Bulgaria

1 sailing date July 2022
20 Nights From Luxembourg, to Romania , Bucharest
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Trier

Great European Odyssey: From Bulgaria

1 sailing date August 2022
20 Nights From Rousse, to Germany , Trier
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Melk

Five River Explorer: From Vienna

1 sailing date August 2022
11 Nights From Vienna, Austria to Germany , Trier
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Boppard

Rhine & Moselle River from Cologne

1 sailing date October 2022
7 Nights From Cologne , Germany to Cologne
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Rudesheim

Europe's Rivers & Castles -Nuremberg to Luxembourg

13 sailing dates June 2022 to November 2023
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Luxembourg
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Bamberg

German Riverscapes from Passau to Trier

2 sailing dates June 2022 to August 2022
8 Nights From Passau, to Germany , Trier
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Boppard

Rhine and Moselle - Cologne to Cologne

20 sailing dates July 2022 to October 2023
7 Nights From Cologne , Germany to Cologne

Includes flights and overseas transfers! No single supplements available!

Riviera Travel logo FROM £1489pp
Frankfurt

Legendary Rhine & Moselle -Bernkastel to Frankfurt

8 sailing dates June 2022 to August 2023
7 Nights From Bernkastel, to Frankfurt

Book now for HUGE savings

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Frankfurt

Legendary Rhine & Moselle -Frankfurt to Frankfurt

12 sailing dates June 2022 to August 2023
7 Nights From Frankfurt, to Frankfurt

Book now for HUGE savings

Emerald Cruises logo FROM £1359pp
Boppard

Rhine & Moselle - Frankfurt to Strasbourg

14 sailing dates July 2022 to October 2023
9 Nights From Frankfurt, to Strasbourg
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Frankfurt

Rhine & Moselle - Strasbourg to Frankfurt

15 sailing dates June 2022 to October 2023
9 Nights From Strasbourg, to Frankfurt
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £2099pp
Rudesheim

Rhine & Moselle Fairytales - Amsterdam to Basel

8 sailing dates July 2022 to October 2023
11 Nights From Amsterdamoa, to Switzerland , Basel
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