23 Sights in Trier, Germany (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Trier, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 23 sights are available in Trier, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Trier

1. Electoral Palace

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The Electoral Palace in Trier, Germany, was the residence of the Archbishops and Electors of Trier from the 16th century until the late 18th century. It now houses various offices of the federal government and often hosts classical music concerts.

Wikipedia: Electoral Palace, Trier (EN)

2. Nells Park

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Nells Park is a 95,000 m² park on the lower Avelsbach in Trier. It was created by the canon at St. Paulin's Abbey, Nikolaus Nell. Between 1792 and 1793 he bought the swampy lands from the Teutonic Order and drained them to create the park. The park in the early romantic Anglo-Dutch style was completed in 1801. In 1861, a neoclassical mansion was built, which today houses the Hotel Nells Park. In 1940, the park was acquired by the city of Trier and expanded during the war years. An extension of the water areas also served to provide extinguishing water for the nearby provisions office. In honour of the rose grower Peter Lambert, a rose garden was built in Nells Park in 1958 under horticultural director Gottfried Rettig.

Wikipedia: Nells Park (DE)

3. Römerbrücke

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The Roman Bridge is an ancient structure in Trier, Germany, over the Moselle. It is the oldest standing bridge in the country, and the oldest Roman bridge north of the Alps. The nine bridge pillars date from the 2nd century AD, replacing two older, wooden bridges that date at least as far back as 17 BC. In Roman times, tossing a coin off of the bridge into the Moselle was an offering of good luck. The upper part was renewed twice, in the early 12th and in the early 18th century, after suffering destruction in war. Along with other Roman and Early Gothic sites in Trier, the bridge was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1986 because of its historical importance and architecture.

Wikipedia: Roman Bridge (Trier) (EN), Heritage Website

4. Denkmal der jüdischen Kultusgemeinde

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Denkmal der jüdischen Kultusgemeinde

Between the Middle Ages and the 20th century, three Jewish cemeteries were established in Trier. Only a few tombstones have survived from the medieval cemetery. Between 1620 and 1650, the Jewish cemetery was established in Weidegasse. It is located in Trier-Süd in the street peak between Gilbertstraße and Weidegasse. Over 500 tombstones have been preserved; among the most important tombs are those of Mordechai Halevi ben Shmuel Postelberg and Abraham Moshe ben Heschel Lwow, the grandfather and great-grandfather of Karl Marx. After the cemetery could no longer be expanded, it was closed in 1922. Since this year, the Jewish community has been using a section in Trier's main cemetery.

Wikipedia: Jüdische Friedhöfe in Trier (DE), Website

5. Balduinbrunnen

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The Balduinbrunnen is a fountain in the Rhineland-Palatinate city of Trier (Moselle) at the beginning of Balduinstraße in the Mitte district. The fountain is a monument in memory of Baldwin of Luxembourg, who was Archbishop of Trier from 1307 to 1354 and one of the electors in the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. It is a dominant building in terms of urban development, whose location at the intersection of Christophstraße and Balduinstraße in the northeast of the Alleenring was originally intended for the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument, which was erected on 15 May 1893 on the Domfreihof. The distance from the fountain to Trier's main train station is about 200 meters.

Wikipedia: Balduinbrunnen (DE)

6. Kaiserthermen

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The Trier Imperial Baths are a large Roman bath complex in Trier, Germany. The complex was constructed in the early 4th century AD, during the reign of Constantine I. During that time, Trier was a major imperial hub, being a primary residence for Constantine's son Crispus. The baths were built around hot water pools reaching 40°C. Underneath the complex was a network of underground passageways used by the staff which can still be seen today, along with the remains of the sewer system. However, the baths were never completed and were made into a castle in the Middle Ages.

Wikipedia: Trier Imperial Baths (EN), Heritage Website

7. Studentenwohnheim Martinskloster

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Studentenwohnheim Martinskloster

The Abbey of St. Martin was a monastery complex in Trier, probably built in the 6th century. It is said to go back to a church built by Martin of Tours in the 4th century. By the 10th century at the latest, the abbey was occupied by monks of the Benedictine order, it was once one of the largest abbeys in the city and was abolished in 1802 under Napoleonic rule. The abbey was located in the immediate vicinity of the banks of the Moselle, in the northwest of Trier's city center; the street running along the surviving buildings is now called Martinsufer.

Wikipedia: Abtei St. Martin (DE), Website

8. Kürenzer Schlößchen

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The Kürenzer Schlösschen is a former estate in Trier in the district of Kürenz. It was built at the beginning of the 19th century by the prefect of the Saar department, Alexandre François Bruneteau de Sainte Suzanne, incorporating older buildings. It is a cubic mansard hipped roof building. In 1887, a neo-Renaissance tower was added. The complex also includes the landscaped garden with its old trees, an orangery and a tea house, as well as the preserved parts of the wall.

Wikipedia: Kürenzer Schlösschen (DE)

9. Barbarathermen

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The Barbara Baths are a large Roman bath complex in Augusta Treverorum, modern-day Trier, Germany. Stretching over 42,000 square meters, it is the largest Roman bath north of the Alps. Along with other sites in Trier, the bath complex was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986 as part of the Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier site, because of its historical importance and sprawling architecture.

Wikipedia: Barbara Baths (EN), Heritage Website

10. Dreikönigenhaus

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DreikönigenhausDennis Jarvis from Halifax, Canada / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Dreikönigenhaus in Simeonstraße in Trier, not far from the Porta Nigra, is a patrician house in the form of an early Gothic residential tower. The name comes from around 1680, when Johann Cornet ran the inn "Zu den drei Königen" there. Originally, the house was called "Zum Säulchen", with reference to the crowning column in the gable and the elaborate marble columns of the windows.

Wikipedia: Dreikönigenhaus (Trier) (DE)

11. St. Michael

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St. Michael

Sankt Michael is a modern, stylish Catholic parish church in Trier in the Mariahof. It was built in 1968/69 by the Dillinger architect Konny Schmitz (1925–2010) as a cube pyramid. The artists Otto Herbert Hajek (1927–2005) were instrumental in the interior design of the altar island as a complete sculpture and Jakob Schwarzkopf (1926–2001) with the stained glass window.

Wikipedia: St. Michael (Trier-Mariahof) (DE), Website

12. Liebfrauenkirche

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The Liebfrauenkirche in Trier, is, according to UNESCO, "the earliest church built in French High Gothic style outside France." It is designated as part of the Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Trier Dom (cathedral) is next to it, and the two buildings share a common wall.

Wikipedia: Liebfrauenkirche, Trier (EN), Heritage Website

13. Evangelische Kirche Ehrang

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The Evangelical Church of Trier-Ehrang is the church for the parish of Ehrang of the Evangelical parish of Ehrang, which has been independent since 1946, and one of three churches and nine sermon sites of this parish. The formerly independent city of Ehrang is now a district in the northwest of Trier in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Wikipedia: Evangelische Kirche (Trier-Ehrang) (DE)

14. Museum am Dom

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The Museum am Dom Trier is a museum of the Diocese of Trier, which has the task of researching the cultural and piety history of the Diocese of Trier and making it accessible to the public. In addition, the museum explores the late antique predecessors of Trier Cathedral, the oldest German episcopal church.

Wikipedia: Museum am Dom Trier (DE), Website

15. Mariensäule

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The Marian Column in Trier is a Marian monument in honor of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The monument and pedestal together are 40.9 meters high and stand, visible from afar, on the left side of the Moselle valley at a height of 296 meters on the Pulsberg, above the district of West-Pallien.

Wikipedia: Mariensäule (Trier) (DE), Website

16. Karl-Marx-Haus

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The Karl Marx House museum is a writer's house museum in Trier. In 1818, Karl Marx, the father of Marxism, which influenced both modern socialism and communism, was born in the house. It is now a museum about Karl Marx's life and writings as well as the history of communism.

Wikipedia: Karl Marx House (EN), Website

17. Theater Trier

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The Theater Trier is the municipal theatre of Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, offering opera and musical, dance and drama. The company dates back to 1802. The current house was completed in 1964, and needs renovation. The director (Intendant) since 2018 is Manfred Rolf Langner

Wikipedia: Theater Trier (EN), Website

18. Schloss Quint

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Quinter Castle is a baroque palace on the left side of the Moselle in the Quint district of Trier. It was built around 1760 by the owners of the Quinter hut, the Pidoll family from Lorraine, and is now listed as a cultural monument. It can only be visited from the outside.

Wikipedia: Quinter Schloss (DE)

19. Jüngerer Moselkran

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The Customs Crane, also known as the Old Customs Crane or the Younger Moselle Crane, is a harbour crane in Trier, Germany. The baroque stone building with a double cantilever stands on the right bank of the Moselle near the main customs office.

Wikipedia: Zollkran Trier (DE)

20. Konstantinbasilika

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KonstantinbasilikaPudelek (Marcin Szala) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Aula Palatina, also called Basilica of Constantine, at Trier, Germany, is a Roman palace basilica and an early Christian structure built between AD 300 and AD 310 during the reigns of Constantius Chlorus and Constantine the Great.

Wikipedia: Aula Palatina (EN), Heritage Website

21. St. Josef

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The former Redemptorist monastery of St. Joseph is a monastery building with an associated three-nave church in Trier, Feldstraße 18, built in 1854–55, a three-storey complex in neo-Romanesque style made of red sandstone.

Wikipedia: Redemptoristenkloster Sankt Josef (Trier) (DE)

22. St. Antonius

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St. Antonius is a Roman Catholic church in Trier, Germany. It is located in the Mitte district on Antoniusstraße near the Augustinerhof and belongs to the Catholic parish of Liebfrauen in the Diocese of Trier.

Wikipedia: St. Antonius (Trier) (DE)

23. Roter Turm

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The Red Tower, also known as the Bastion Südallee, is a building of the medieval and modern city wall of Trier. Today it is located in the monument zone Grüngürtel in the Kaiserstraße opposite No. 24.

Wikipedia: Roter Turm (Trier, Kaiserstraße) (DE)


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