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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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Trier vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Just a Picture Perfect Place, and a nice piece of history, take your camera with you, take the short tour inside and enjoy! 
    Just a Picture Perfect Place, and a nice piece of history, take your camera with you, take the short tour inside and enjoy!  more »
  • The Porta Nigra is a must see historcal site in Trier. The Roman architecture is amazing. I would highly recommend touring the Porta Nigra to anyone visiting the city. It was not expensive and very... 
    The Porta Nigra is a must see historcal site in Trier. The Roman architecture is amazing. I would highly recommend touring the Porta Nigra to anyone visiting the city. It was not expensive and very...  more »
  • This is such a special place to visit. Imagine the Roman conquerer built this gate out of several 150 years AD! The visit is well organized as reasonable. It is of worth to walk the stairs to the... 
    This is such a special place to visit. Imagine the Roman conquerer built this gate out of several 150 years AD! The visit is well organized as reasonable. It is of worth to walk the stairs to the...  more »
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  • A lot to see and experience. Prices are fair, personnel is friendly. But you need to pay attention to stairs, they can be really slippery in wet weather. 100% must be seen in Trier. Perfect view and memories
  • Trier is a good place for many reasons. But when you are at Porta Nigra, have some spare time and like to learn about its history in a fun and entertaining way, go check out the adventure tour „Secret of the Porta Nigra“.
  • Hard to believe that this gate was build 1800 years ago as art it the 6km long wall. Since the middle ages the get is called "black gate", in Latin "Porta Nigra". It was the hermit Simeon who lived there in the 11. Century that the building wasn't knocked down. When he died he was declared holy and the building was transformed into a church. It was Napoleon who transformed the building back to the gate(I believe). Between 1969 & 1973 extensive conservation work took place.
  • Just as they say in the guide books this is a truly grand structure. The heavy stone walls and small window openings indicate clearly its role as first defence to the town.
  • Beautiful place and we'll maintained when you think it's build by the ancient Romans. It's not very expensive to get inside and the view from the top is really lovely. Can recommend for history geeks.

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