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Constantine Basilica, Trier: 13 reviews and 20 photos

  Constantine Basilica, Trier
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      Constantine Basilica, Trier
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  • Constantine Basilica - Trier
      Constantine Basilica
    by antistar

Behind the shoulder of the pink layer cake Kurfurstliches Palace with its licorice windows and ice cream statues, lurks the austere Amityville Horror house of the Constantine Basilica. Like the witch in Hansel and Gretel it lies in wait behind the sweet looking Palace which lures the innocent into lush green gardens. There it glooms, hating the joy and laughter of the revellers as they play.

I'm getting a bit lyrical here, but for some reason I found the vast Constantine Basilica to be quite spooky. It was once the throne room of Constantine, the first Christian emperor of Rome, who made his home in Trier. In those days the vast 67m long self-supporting building was ornately decorated. Now it is a Protestant church, and its once glorious exterior has been stripped to the bare bones. Its plain brick exterior matches in simplicity its near empty interior.

Directions: Walk down Brotstrasse from the market place, and take a left down Constantine Strasse.

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  • Written Jun 20, 2007
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