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  • Explore the Old Town and the Roman Sights

    Explore the Old Town and the Roman Sights


Destinations » Germany » Trier Travel Guide

Welcome to Trier, Germany's oldest city. There were settlements in the Trier valley as early as the 3rd century BC and Trier was the first 'town' north of the Alps to bear that label with justification. It is a fascinating travel destination with historical monuments, churches and Roman backdrops which will make any visit to this romantic Moselle city an unforgettable experience.

The most famous sites are silent but eloquent witnesses to magnificent cultural achievements, such as the Roman Amphitheatre, the Imperial and Barbara Baths, the Roman Bridge, the Church of Our Lady and of course the 1,800-year-old 'Porta Nigra'. But there is plenty more than just the inner city to discover. Embedded in the heights of the Hunsrück and Eifel Mountains are peaceful vineyards, where the Celts and Romans cultivated their vines 2,000 years ago, and the beautiful Moselle Valley is a particularly desirable travel destination for those seeking rest and relaxation.

We have some great hotels in Trier for you to select from but we can also offer trips all over Germany. for example, we have Berlin city breaks and hotels in Oberstdorf.

Trier Prince Electors Palace Trier Prince Electors Palace

 

Our Trier Hotel Recommendations

Mercure Hotel Trier Porta Nigra 4*

The Mercure Hotel Trier Porta Nigra is located in the old town.
2 nights
from £399pp
Prices include flights to Cologne/Luxembourg and rail transfer to destination and return, number of nights as shown in a twin/double room bed and breakfast

Population

Approx. 106,000

Country/State

Germany/Rhineland-Palatinate

Time Difference

+1 hr

Dial Code

+49 (Germany)

Currency

Euro €

Stroll leisurely through the four main shopping streets, Simeonstrasse, Brotstrasse, Fleischstrasse and Nagelstrasse - and you will find here the large well-known chain stores, department stores, small but fine shops as well as restaurants with very good cuisine.

You really should have a look around in Neustrasse, the extension of Brotstrasse (partly pedestrian area). There are many small interesting special shops that you shouldn't pass up. Neustrasse is a great place for fashion-conscious ladies and gentlemen.

And don't forget the side streets and cross streets located around the large shopping streets. Whether Dietrichstrasse, Brückenstrasse, Jakobstrasse, Johann-Philipp-Strasse, and many others, you will definitely find something you like!

Weinstube Zum Domstein

The restaurant offers a great variety of specialities. In the "Roman Wine Cellar" they serve historical dishes after original Roman recipes (Apicius).

Blesius Garten

The unique combination of 4-star hotel, a sophisticated à la carte restaurant, a brewery with brewing facility and a large beer garden with mature trees, offers the perfect setting. The menu ranges from fine dining in the conservatory restaurant to hearty, savoury dishes in the brewery. The uniqueness and flair is a must for any visitor to Trier.

Ratskeller Zur Steipe

In this cosy vaulted cellar the chef and his team will spoil you with regional and seasonal cuisine and Russian specialities. During good weather you can enjoy the large terrace. In addition, the restaurant offers two separate rooms which can accommodate groups of up to 130 people.

Coyote Cafe

Serving U.S. favourites with Burgers in different variants, Buffalo wings, sandwiches, steaks and BBQ ribs, complemented by offerings from the Tex-Mex area such as nachos, burritos and fajitas, as well as light salads, pasta and casseroles.