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Trier - the Roman and wine city

Germany’s oldest town with monuments known all over the world, a delight of culture with a unique mixture of history and modernity.

Trier

Porta Nigra

Trier has many faces: Roman emperors, bishops, electors and several townsmen have left their mark on the city. Top ranking architectural monuments and art treasures remained and tell of their eventful history.

Facts & Figures

Main market

Main market

  • Oldest city of Germany with over 2000 years of history
  • Impressive UNESCO World Heritage of Culture Sites
  • Founded, by the Romans under Emperor Augustus, 16 B.C. as »Augusta Treverorum«
  • With approx. 100,000 residents a youthful regional capital city, bishop and university city 
  • Centre of viticulture on the Moselle, Saar and Ruwer
  • Open air museum of European architecture: Buildings from the Roman, Roman Gothic age, from Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism