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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

Koln

Trier To Amsterdam

2 sailing dates July 2022 to August 2022
5 Nights From Trier, Germany to , Amsterdam
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Cochem

River Romance from Trier to Nuremberg

1 sailing date July 2021
6 Nights From Trier, Germany to Nuremberg
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Lyon

Seven River Journeys

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

Majesty of the Middle Rhine

2 sailing dates June 2022
11 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Mainz

Majesty of the Middle Rhine for solo travellers

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

Five River Explorer: To Vienna

1 sailing date July 2022
11 Nights From Trier, Germany to Austria , Vienna
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Cochem

Wine Towns of the Rhine and Moselle

1 sailing date July 2022
12 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Trier
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Miltenberg

Great European Odyssey: To Bulgaria

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

Great European Odyssey: From Bulgaria

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

Flowers of Floriade and the Zundert Dahlia flower

1 sailing date August 2022
10 Nights From Trier, Germany to , Dordrecht
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Rudesheim

Wine Towns of the Rhine and Moselle

1 sailing date October 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Bernkastel

Amsterdam to Trier

5 sailing dates July 2022 to August 2022
5 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Trier
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Bernkastel

Trier to Amsterdam

3 sailing dates August 2022 to September 2022
5 Nights From Trier, Germany to , Amsterdam
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Cochem

Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date October 2022
10 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Cochem

Amsterdam to Basel

3 sailing dates September 2022 to October 2022
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Basel

Basel to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates September 2022 to December 2022
10 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Trier

Majesty of the Middle Rhine

2 sailing dates June 2021 to August 2021
11 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Koblenz

Rhine & Moselle River from Cologne

2 sailing dates October 2021 to October 2022
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Bamberg

Europe's Rivers & Castles -Nuremberg to Luxembourg

14 sailing dates September 2021 to November 2023
7 Nights From Nuremberg, Germany to , Luxembourg
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Cochem

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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