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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

Bamberg

Europe's Rivers & Castles -Nuremberg to Luxembourg

6 sailing dates June 2020 to November 2021
7 Nights From Nurnberg, Germany to , Luxembourg

FREE flights and overseas transfers plus HUGE savings of up to £1,300 per couple!

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Koblenz

Rhine and Moselle - Cologne to Cologne

21 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne

2021 JUST RELEASED! Includes HUGE savings of up to £400 per couple!

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Cochem

The Rhine and Moselle - Northbound

4 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
14 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Trier

The Rhine and Moselle - Southbound

4 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Berlin

Legendary Rhine & Moselle to Berlin

2 sailing dates July 2021 to October 2021
9 Nights From Frankfurt, to Berlin (Warnemuende)
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Frankfurt

Legendary Rhine & Moselle with Berlin

2 sailing dates June 2021 to July 2021
9 Nights From Berlin (Warnemuende), to Frankfurt
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £2579pp
Trier

Legendary Rhine & Moselle

4 sailing dates June 2021 to October 2021
7 Nights From Frankfurt, to Bernkastel

Includes HUGE savings of up to £500 per couple plus €200 FREE to spend on-board! Book today and pay by 31st October to save an extra £250!

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Frankfurt

Frankfurt to Strasbourg

8 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
9 Nights From Frankfurt, to Strasbourg
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Speyer

Strasbourg To Frankfurt

8 sailing dates June 2020 to October 2020
9 Nights From Strasbourg, to Frankfurt
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £1959pp
Boppard

Strasbourg to Strasbourg

7 sailing dates June 2020 to October 2020
9 Nights From Strasbourg, to Frankfurt
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £1729pp
Strasbourg

Rhine & Moselle Fairytales - Amsterdam to Basel

8 sailing dates July 2020 to November 2021
11 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Boppard

Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date August 2020
12 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Regensburg

German Riverscapes from Passau to Trier

1 sailing date August 2020
8 Nights From Passau , to Germany , Trier, Germany

Includes HUGE savings of up to 20%!

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Vienna

Jewels of Central Europe - Remich to Budapest

4 sailing dates July 2020 to October 2020
14 Nights From Remich, Luxembourg, to Hungary , Budapest, Hungary
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Trier

Romance on the Rhine and Moselle

1 sailing date July 2020
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Speyer

Baden-Baden to Frankfurt

17 sailing dates June 2020 to October 2021
11 Nights From Baden-Baden, to Frankfurt
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £2289pp
Boppard

Frankfurt to Baden-Baden

16 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2021
11 Nights From Frankfurt, to Baden-Baden
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £2289pp
Heidelberg

The Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

5 sailing dates June 2020 to September 2020
12 Nights From Basel, Switzerland to , Amsterdam

Includes HUGE savings plus FREE private home pick-up service! Call our experienced concierge to add on flights!

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Heidelberg

Strasbourg to Remich

27 sailing dates June 2020 to October 2020
6 Nights From Strasbourg, to Remich
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Trier

Central European Experience (Westbound)

9 sailing dates June 2020 to October 2021
7 Nights From Nurnberg, Germany to , Remich, Luxembourg

Includes HUGE savings plus FREE private home pick-up service! Call our experienced concierge to add on flights!

Avalon Waterways logo FROM £1729pp

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