Porta Nigra, Trier

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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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  • August 18, 2017
    Gates is really beautiful. The city dates from the year 16 BC and built a gate somewhere soon. You should like!
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  • August 18, 2017
    It's impressive, and no visit to Trier would be complete without it. You can walk under it without cost.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Huge. It is the first thing you passed by the head to see it. It is a mass of stone that it seems impossible that it has endured the passage of time, with what they can get an idea of how the Romans built and over without mortar or cement thing that like it. You can not miss it if you visit Trier.
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  • Porta Nigra is really a nice to visit. It's still very well preserved and there is a lot of information available on its history. Right next to it are lots of shops and cafés too! It's definitely a nice place to spend the day!
  • An almost compete and still standing edification of the Roman Empire. Although the tourism infrastructure could be better, it's still a must go attraction.
  • Roman architecture preserved quite well. Make a trip up inside the structure to see the rest. It's well worth it.
  • The Porta Nigra is a Roman city gate that is nearly two thousand years old. The interior with its courts and naves is impressive. You can also enjoy splendid views of downtown Trier from the top of the building.
  • It is so fascinating to see something so old still standing... If you ever get the chance to go to Trier or you're already there, you have to visit the Porta Nigra it is a historical treasure, full of interesting facts you most likely didn't know. If you want some one to show you around, here you can get an employee, fully dressed up as an Roman Citizen, to let you know all about the lifestyle they had back then. It is amazing! Something about the place makes you feel like you are in the Roman empire!

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Where to stay in Trier

Trier offers a small selection of places to stay within the city. A youth hostel and a camper parking equipped with showers and toilet but no power caters to the budget travelers visiting the city. For more comfort, look for hotels in the Olewig area or Porta Nigra. Several four-star hotels provide even more luxury at relatively affortable price.
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