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The ageblackened stones, held together by iron cramps, gave the famous gate its name: Black Gate. The massive Porta Nigra is a fortified gate in the Roman town walls. In the Middle Ages it was converted into a church, St. Simeon's. From The Porta Nigra the Simeonstrasse heads to the Hauptmarkt with a beautiful late Gothic church, and the old banqueting house of the city councillors. Trier lies at the Mosel River near the area where one can find the junction of Saar River with the Mosel River.

At Weimarer Allee location between the Imperial Baths and the Basilica, at the edge of the Palace Gardens. It's an outstanding museum of Roman antiquities. Numerous reliefs from funerary monuments give an idea about Roman life. Also to be seen are many mosaics and frescoes, ceramics, glassware, an about 3000 year old Egyptian casket with mummy, and prehistoric and medieval art and sculpture.

This location got its name regarding Constantine the Great. For those interested learn about the exhibition in Trier June to November 2007 on Constantine the Great. In a major highlight in the calendar of the European Capital of Culture 2007, Luxembourg and the Land of Rhineland-Palatinate is joining forces with the Bishopric of Trier and the City of Trier to stage an important cultural and historical exhibition, Constantine the Great at three venues: the Rhineland Museum in Trier, the Bishopric Cathedral and Diocese Museum, and the Simeonstift City Museum. The exhibits will document the life of Constantine and his pivotal role in the history of Europe. Showpieces from internationally renowned museums such as the Louvre in Paris, Capitoline Museums in Rome, the Vatican and the British Museum in London will be on display, in addition to new finds from ancient Trier that will be seen in public for the first time, providing visitors with a comprehensive image of this eventful age.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Wonderful weather, mostly. Wonderful historic places.
  • Cons:Can't think of any.
  • In a nutshell:Great location for history buffs - and for those which are not.
  • Intro Updated Aug 26, 2011
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  • Piikkari's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2010 at 12:40 AM

    link dosen't work

  • SteveOSF's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Nice page with great insight into this German city.

  • Jerelis's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2008 at 8:20 AM

    Trier is definately a city to which I want to return some day. Nice info and pics! Thanx for sharing.

  • Ewingjr98's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2008 at 3:43 PM

    Nice little page on my favorite city in Germany; thanks for visiting my Heidelberg page. ~Joe

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    Excellent information and pictures!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    As usual, some great tips and information. The Mosel River looks absolutely charming!

  • BarryAir's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Trier...also on our list for November. Barry in Louisiana (disaster area)

  • Michael_D's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    I havent lived in NY for 25 years..Today in Florida,,,68 degrees(the rest of the country is under snow) I am indeed the PALM TREE guy;-)

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Hallo, Maria! Vielen Dank und beste Grüße!

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