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Porta Nigra, Trier

Categories: Ruins, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Tour Porta Nigra, one of the most well-preserved Roman structures in Germany. That's amazing, given that it dates back to the second century. Built of large, gray, sandstone slabs, this is the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps. Admire the impressive architecture as you learn more about the area's Roman heritage. You can explore the interior of the gate before heading to the top to enjoy the city views. Jump back in time with an informational tour led by a Roman centurion-clad guide. For Porta Nigra and beyond, use our Trier itinerary maker to get the most from your Trier vacation.
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  • It the most important place to visit in Trier if you want history. Oldest place in the oldest city in Germany 
  • Well worth to see remnants of the time when this edifice served as a church. Also interesting graffitti. 
  • Unimaginable how something so ancient remains standing. It is a testament to Roman engineering. If you drive to Porta Nigra, there are some side streets to park but limited to 120min. Everything is wi...  read more »
  • Trier claims to be the oldest city in Germany, having been founded shortly before the birth of Christ. Just as we did in Metz, Pat and I lunched at a pavement café in the sunshine close to the city’s most famous monument. On this occasion however, that monument was not a gracious medieval cathedral. It was instead something very much older. It was the Porta Nigra, which in Latin means “black gate”. It was a great city gate built by the Romans in the second century AD. One can only marvel at how so large an edifice had been constructed in those days and at how it had lasted for literally thousands of years.
  • Remarkable Roman town gate in good state of preservation. Forms part of the walled fortifications of Trier in modern day Germany. A UNESCO classified World Heritage Site.
  • If you like history, you have to see this place. Very impressive and educational. No tours, you can just walk around. Nice view on the city and streets. Many shops around.
  • Nice place with a nice history! Trier is a good place to visit if you like the Roman History, it's a lot of ancient buildings; like the Porta Nigra, the Roman gate that even functioned as church. It's worth a visit
  • Really enjoyed stepping back in to the past and looking round Porta Nigra. Thoroughly enjoyed the museum too. A good day out
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