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Trier Saint Peter's Cathedral, Trier
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Set on a fourth-century Roman site, Trier Saint Peter's Cathedral 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. Use our Trier vacation generator to arrange your visit to Trier Saint Peter's Cathedral and other attractions in Trier.
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  • You should look at the building not only from outside but from the inside. The time is allemale Wert.Es is the domestic church (Cathedral) of the Bishop of Trier
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  • The Cathedral can be reached directly in the city centre, and walking. Inside, there is much to look at and right next to the Cathedral is a small courtyard with grave sites of important personalities.
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  • Beautiful, large church. Rich history that goes back to the time of Constantine the great. Lovingly restored and well maintained.
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  • Trier is the oldest city in Germany and has some nice buildings. The Dom is in the center of the town and a nice spot to visit. The entrance is free if you want a guided tour you have to pay for it.
  • An amazing place to visit, both the inside and outside! The architecture, the windows, the organ all superb. Added to the tranquillity and atmosphere and you a visit well worth making.
  • Another place full of history. Nice inside, in outer yard and impressive acoustics.
  • Worth to see inside and outside, impressive experience. It is big and decorated and a valuable piece of history. Windows are from stained glass and there's a enormous organ. On the front is a clock and a text is made: nescitis qua hora dominus veniet (you don't know on what day you lord's coming)
  • Pretty church near the touristy Centre. Worth taking a few pics from the outside and peeking your head in for a minute or two but I didn't find it especially interesting compared to other ancient churches in the area.