St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), Trier

Set on a fourth-century Roman site, St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) is thought to be the oldest cathedral in Germany. The castle-like church's impressive architecture mixes nearly eight centuries of different styles, including Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque. Note the vaulted interior and ceiling, as well as the intricate stucco ceiling in the western end. Stop by the tombs of the Archbishops of Trier buried on the grounds. Don't miss the skull of St. Helena, the mother of Roman Emperor Constantine, in the crypt. The cloister courtyard offers striking views of the tower, covered halls, and inner garden. Check the website for times of services. You can attend Roman Catholic mass or vespers, but tourists cannot explore the cathedral during a service. Before you head to Trier, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Trier day trip planning website , to make sure you see all that Trier has to offer, including St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom).
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  • This huge medieval cathedral loved us, impressive from the outside and inside. Also the cloister is worth seeing and wonderful to the switch off.
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  • Just visit it on the outside. Do not hit enter because they charge you €4.5 to see inside and I do not agree that you charge for entering a place of worship. I think either that they charge to enter to see the treasure, some of the chapels or other parts, but access to the Cathedral should be free.
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  • History has kept the robe worn by Christ Church. In the building is clean and underground space is very solemn atmosphere in the air.
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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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