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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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Where to stay in Trier

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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  • Its something to see. The restroom is across the way at the gift shop; its a large cathedral, you'll want to know. There is also a pay to see area upstairs, I think its around 3 euro pp, I didn't go m...  more »
  • This is a big cathedral but not much has been done with the main ceilings. Each end has spectacular decorations, however, plus there are some great statues around the place, and it has an air of gravi...  more »
  • This place was much bigger than I imagined. My group of four did a self guided tour and enjoyed seeing the inside of the buidling. Hard to imagine all the history that's passed by this place. Well wor...  more »
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  • Absolutely breathtaking and they let you go up to the chapel they built for the Seamless Robe of Jesus. Definitely a spiritual moment and a gorgeous piece of history, must see!
  • Beautiful cathedral both on the inside and the outside.
  • 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.
  • Stunning. Even for someone that has visited the Vatican.