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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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  • This stunning Cathedral is conveniently situated in the city centre full of beautiful examples of architecture throughout the ages. It also houses an important religious relic (the stated, holy robe o...  more »
  • The trier Cathedral is located right in the city centre, very close to the main market. He is the oldest Episcopal Church of in Germany and goes back to the 4th century. The Cathedral on the ruins of a Constantine palace complex was built. Today he is one of the most popular photo motives of the city. Its interior is extremely Sehenwert and you should take genügnd time to see everything. The highlights are the Cathedral's stone, the tomb and an ascent of the Tower against a small fee.
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  • You don't come to Trier for the wine only. Certainly you will visit the Dom and annex the Our Lady basilica. They are milestone in Western Architecture and broader Western culture. Spare some time and...  more »
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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.