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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

Cochem

Discover the Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle

4 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2022
14 Nights From Frankfurt, to Switzerland , Basel
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £3079pp
Basel

Discover the Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle

4 sailing dates April 2022 to September 2022
14 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Frankfurt
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £3079pp
Amsterdam

Rhine & Moselle Summer Escape (Northbound)

1 sailing date July 2022
5 Nights From Trier, Germany to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £2719pp
Bernkastel

Rhine & Moselle Summer Escape (Southbound)

1 sailing date July 2022
5 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Germany , Trier
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £2719pp
Strasbourg

Splendors of The Rhine & Moselle (Northbound)

1 sailing date August 2022
10 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £5429pp
Bernkastel

Splendors of The Rhine & Moselle (Southbound)

1 sailing date August 2022
10 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Switzerland , Basel
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £5429pp
Trier

Grand Rhine & Moselle - Amsterdam To Basel

1 sailing date April 2023
17 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Switzerland , Basel
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £9179pp
Cochem

Legendary Rhine & Moselle from Bernkastel

5 sailing dates April 2022 to October 2022
9 Nights From Bernkastel, to Berlin
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2239pp
Mainz

Berlin & Legendary Rhine & Moselle from Berlin

5 sailing dates April 2022 to September 2022
9 Nights From Berlin, to Bernkastel
Emerald Cruises logo FROM £2239pp
Trier

Christmas Splendors of The Rhine & Moselle

8 sailing dates May 2023 to December 2023
10 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4229pp
Cochem

Rhine & Moselle Summer Escapes (Northbound)

1 sailing date June 2023
5 Nights From Trier, Germany to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £2859pp
Cochem

Rhine & Moselle Summer Escapes (southbound)

1 sailing date June 2023
5 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Germany , Trier
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £2859pp
Rudesheim

Christmas Splendors of The Rhine & Moselle

9 sailing dates April 2023 to December 2023
10 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Strasbourg
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4339pp
Bernkastel

Spectacular Danube Holiday - Basel To Amsterdam

1 sailing date December 2023
10 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £4229pp
Basel

Vineyards, Castles & Masterpieces

1 sailing date October 2023
15 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam, Netherlands
Crystal Cruises logo FROM £10989pp
Vidin

Seven River Journeys

1 sailing date April 2023
60 Nights From Avignon, France to , Giurgiu
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Koblenz

Majesty of the Middle Rhine

2 sailing dates June 2022
11 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
Saga River Cruises logo FROM £1799pp
Andernach

Majesty of the Middle Rhine for solo travellers

1 sailing date August 2022
11 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
Saga River Cruises logo CALL
Vienna

Five River Explorer: To Vienna

1 sailing date July 2022
11 Nights From Trier, Germany to Austria , Vienna
Saga River Cruises logo FROM £2399pp
Bonn

Wine Towns of the Rhine and Moselle

1 sailing date July 2022
12 Nights From Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Germany , Trier
Saga River Cruises logo FROM £2499pp

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