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Trier Saint Peter's Cathedral, Trier
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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Wir hatten das Glück eine ausgezeichnete Domführung durch eine Führerin mit gemacht zu haben. Die Dame hat mit viel Sachkenntnis und vor allem viel Begeisterung die Kunstschätze erklärt.We were lucky to have made an excellent Cathedral leadership by a Director. The lady has declared the art treasures with much expertise and above all enthusiasm.show original
A wonderful cathedral with a gothic architecture. Couldn't help but to be reverent when touring the church. Makes you want to pray despite being inquisitive.
Considera la iglesia más antigua de Alemania, es Patrimonio de la Humanidad (Unesco). La actual catedral incorpora los restos de una antigua iglesia del siglo IV asi como diversos elementos estructura... read more »Considered the oldest church in Germany, World Heritage (Unesco). The Cathedral incorporates the remains of an ancient Church of the 4TH century as well as several subsequent structural elements. One of its chapels houses the Holy tunic, the most precious relic of the Cathedral. You can visit the cloister care and is connected to the Liebfrauen Church. Essentialshow original
Lucas van Middendorp
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)
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.
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.
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.
This place is really beautifull from exterior, multiple towers and all... Interior is nice too, strongly decorated.
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