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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. For Porta Nigra and beyond, use our Trier itinerary maker to get the most from your Trier vacation.
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  • Trier is known for Roman history that has and Port Nigra is "the face" of the city, it is a beautiful monument but that does not take more than (exaggeratedly speaking) 30-minute meet, take pictures, view the Center, etc. The entry for adults is 4 euros and other unknown to me.
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  • Really impressive building. It really is stunningly beautiful. A grand way to enter the city! The grandeur of it all totally escapes you until you stand at the bottom of it and look up at this enormou...  more »
  • I live in Rome, but we do not find a similar building. It is a huge building, 3-storey, darkened by time, that even today you can visit going up inside where you can see traces of the two churches in the middle ages there were inserted. There are rooms, hallways, massive columns, arches, a true wonder and the structure is solid, much that has survived over the centuries. in 800 Napoleon made two Church superstructure remove inside back more or less to the original situation (apart from an apse whose removal would jeopardize the stability of the building). worth the trip
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  • Such an awe inspiring place. So very few of these places left after nearly 2000 years. It is absolutely breath taking when you look at it. It brought me to tears to see this and actually be able to touch something created so very long ago. Well worth the trip even if you see nothing else.
  • Interesting city gate. Very impressive it is still standing after so many 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.
  • Must go, great place to visit in the oldest city of Germany (in 1984 it was 2000 years old). This gate went from gate to church to one of the main attractions in Trier.
  • Really enjoyed stepping back in to the past and looking round Porta Nigra. Thoroughly enjoyed the museum too. A good day out