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Trier Guide

Travel Guide to Trier, Germany with rail maps and stations

Trier Travel Tips 2

Trier lies on the banks of the Moselle in Western Germany. Believed to be founded around 16BC it claims to be the oldest city in Germany. Whilst there are other cities who also lay claim to the title Trier is the only one that claims to have been a city the longest, rather than an army settlement that later grew into a city. After destruction by Germanic tribes in the 5th century, the great city became a small town and despite it's 100,000 strong population retains that small town atmosphere today.

As a hugely important city in European history Trier has plenty of things to keep visitors occupied. From the stunningly preserved Porta Nigra (Roman city gate), the imposing Constantine Basilica through to the Roman amphitheatre there are plenty of historic sights dotted around the city that will keep you busy.

With fast rail connections to Luxembourg and Koblenz it's a very easy city to get to. We'd highly recommend a visit if you're planning on spending time in Germany.

Location Facts:
Country: Germany
Capital: Berlin
Language: German
Currency: Euro

Main Train Stations

Trier Hauptbahnhof (Main) Station
Ostallee, Trier

Trier Süd Train Station
Im Hopfengarten, Trier

Trier West Train Station
Roemerbruecke, Trier 54294


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Trier Travel Tips

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Anonymous
Rail Traveller
Since: Feb 2014
Posts: 59

A stunning city, to get to the Roman ruins turn left along the main road as you leave the main station (Hauptbahnhof), for the Porta Nigra and town centre just walk straight along the main road infront of the station. There are plenty of buses just outside the station but it's not far to walk.

Tip added Mon 14 Jul 2014 at 22:41:44

Anonymous
Rail Traveller
Since: Feb 2014
Posts: 59

I'd recommend visiting the Porta Nigra, and taking the bus-train tour around the city.

Tip added Tue 27 May 2014 at 21:58:06







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