Germany: Trier

Posted on Updated on

DSC_7116

When we were in Germany at the end of August we also visited the beautiful town of Trier. In today’s travelpost I share with you some pictures about our visit to Gemany’s oldest city…

It was a scorching hot day at the end of August when we visited Trier. The beautiful houses really stood out against the fabulously blue sky and this made the city even more beautiful I guess!

Trier is the oldest city in Germany. It was founded in the 4th century BC and it has a very rich history. It lies near the border with Luxemburg on the banks of the river Moselle. As Trier is such an old city, it has many well-preserved Roman and medieval buildings.

One of the main Roman attractions definitely is the Porta Nigra. This is the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps and belongs to the UNESCO world heritage. It was built in grey sandstone in the 2nd century and it was part of a system of four city gates of which only the Porta Nigra exists today. The gate, including the upper floors, is open to visitors.

DSC_7132

Another site we visited was the Electoral Palace which  is considered one of the most beautiful rococo palaces in the world. Especially the south wing is fabulous. This can be admired from the Palace Garden. The garden itself is also very beautiful to walk around in and is open to the public.

DSC_7114

We ended up having a couple of drinks on the outdoor terrace of the garden. This terrace can be recommended. It’s very peaceful and beautiful to have a bit of a rest… especially on a hot August afternoon!

DSC_7086

There are many more sights to see in Trier, but we were only there for a couple of hours so we didn’t have time to visit many things. But you definitely could spend a couple of days there in my opinion, visiting the Trier Amphitheater, the Roman Baths, the Cathedral, the abbey, several churches… Perhaps we should put it on our list for a citytrip!

If you have been to Trier, tell me what sights I should definitely see on that citytrip 😉

Love, Kathleen

You can follow me on Instagram too you know 🙂

DSC_7135

DSC_7137

DSC_7109

DSC_7102

DSC_7099

DSC_7090

DSC_7089

DSC_7074

DSC_7058

DSC_7056

DSC_7049

DSC_7119

DSC_7122

DSC_7123

DSC_7125

DSC_7127

DSC_7129

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s