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

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Here you can find interesting sights in Trier, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 21 sights are available in Trier, Germany.

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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. Dom St. Peter zu Trier

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The High Cathedral of Saint Peter in Trier, or Trier Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is the oldest church in Germany and the largest religious structure in Trier, notable for its long life span and grand design. The central part of the nave was built of Roman brick in the early fourth century, resulting in a cathedral that was added onto gradually in different eras. The imposing Romanesque westwork, with four towers and an additional apse, has been copied repeatedly. The Trier Cathedral Treasury contains an important collection of Christian art. In 1986 the church was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier.

Wikipedia: Trier Cathedral (EN)

3. 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 marshy lands from the Teutonic Order and drained them to create the park. The park in 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 former provisions office. In honour of the rose grower Peter Lambert, a rose garden was created in Nells Park in 1958 under horticultural director Gottfried Rettig.

Wikipedia: Nells Park (DE)

4. 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)

5. Denkmal der jüdischen Kultusgemeinde

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Between the Middle Ages and the 20th century, three Jewish cemeteries were built in Trier. Only a few gravestones of the medieval cemetery have been preserved. Between 1620 and 1650, the Jewish cemetery was laid out in Weidegasse. It is located in Trier-Süd in the street between Gilbertstraße and Weidegasse. More than 500 gravestones have been preserved; among the most important tombs are those of Mordechai Halevi ben Shmuel Postelberg and Abraham Moshe ben Heschel Lvov, 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 department in Trier's main cemetery.

Wikipedia: Jüdische Friedhöfe in Trier (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)

7. Studentenwohnheim Martinskloster

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St. Martin's Abbey was a monastery in Trier, probably built in the 6th century. It is said to go back from a church built by Martin of Tours in the 4th century. At the latest in the 10th century, 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 centre; the street running along the surviving buildings is now called Martinsufer.

Wikipedia: Abtei St. Martin (DE)

8. Rotes Haus

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The Red House is located in Dietrichstraße on the market square in Trier. The house was built in 1684 by the master builder Wolfgang Stuppeler for the cathedral secretary Johann Wilhelm Polch. After being destroyed in World War II on 21 December 1944, the house was rebuilt between 1968 and 1970. At the moment there is a café in the house. On the front of the house you will find the inscription: ANTE ROMAM TREVIRIS STETIT ANNIS MILLE TRECENTIS. PERSTET ET ÆTERNA PACE FRVATVR. AMEN.

Wikipedia: Rotes Haus (Trier) (DE)

9. Kapelle ad Quercum

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Sieh um Dich is a street in Trier's city centre near Trier Cathedral. It connects the Domfreihof with the Rindertanzstraße. It is a short alley located in the Domimmunität, which together with the southern section of the Liebfrauenstraße follows a Roman Cardo. At the latest since the construction of the gatehouse of today's cathedral provost around the middle of the 17th century, the alley flanked by high curial walls turns quite rectangularly into the cathedral free courtyard.

Wikipedia: Sieh um Dich (DE)

10. 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)

11. Stadtmuseum Simeonstift

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The Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Trier, formerly "Städtisches Museum Trier", is located in the buildings of the former Simeonstift around the Brunnenhof right next to the Porta Nigra. The permanent exhibition shows art and cultural treasures from the early modern period to the 20th century. Insights into life and everyday life, economy and trade, politics and faith, art and technology of the Trier population are given.

Wikipedia: Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Trier (DE)

12. Barbarathermen

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The Barbara Baths are a large Roman bath complex in 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)

13. Dreikönigenhaus

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Dreikönigenhaus Dennis 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 the time 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)

14. St. Paulin

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Saint Paulinus is a Baroque church in the city of Trier, Germany. Constructed between 1734 and 1753, the interior was designed by Johann Balthasar Neumann. The ceiling of the nave features a painting by the artist Christoph Thomas Scheffler. The tomb of the saint after whom the church is named, Paulinus of Trier, is located in the church's crypt.

Wikipedia: Basilica of St. Paulinus, Trier (EN)

15. 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)

16. 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 predecessor buildings of Trier Cathedral, the oldest German episcopal church.

Wikipedia: Museum am Dom Trier (DE)

17. 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)

18. Evangelische Kirche zum Erlöser (Konstantinsbasilika)

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Evangelische Kirche zum Erlöser (Konstantinsbasilika) Pudelek (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)

19. Welschnonnenkirche

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The Welschnonnenkirche in the Flanderstraße in Trier is a Baroque Welschnonnenkirche, which was built in 1714-1716 by the Augustiner Chorfrauen B. M. V. for the Trier Welschnonnenkloster. It is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary.

Wikipedia: Welschnonnenkirche (Trier) (DE)

20. 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)

21. Roter Turm

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The Red Pagoda, also known as Fortress Südallee, is the building of the medieval and modern walls of Trier. Today, it is located in the Grüngürtel Monument area of Kaiserstraße, opposite number 24.

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

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