Trier, Germany
Trier is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle. It is the oldest city in Germany, founded in or before Roman Times approximately 16 BC. It is well known for its UNESCO heritage listed Roman ruins and medieval buildings.

Attractions in Trier include the Porta Nigra gate, the Roman baths, a Roman amphitheater, the Geburtshaus von Karl Marx where Karl Marx was born and the Judengasse, a former Jewish Street that now houses different bars. The Trier Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church which dates back to Roman times and is home to the Holy Tunic, a garment with a recorded history back to the 12th century. In Catholic tradition the Holy Tunic is said to be the robe Jesus was wearing when he died. It is only exhibited every few decades, at irregular intervals

Things to See & Do

* Porta Nigra gate
* Roman baths & amphitheater
* Trier Cathedral
* Rheinisches Landesmuseum
* The Liebfrauenkirche - one of the earliest Gothic buildings in Germany

General Information

Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 117.14 km2
Population – 105,300 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49

Port Location – The river port at Trier is located on the Moselle river.

Travel Links - There are several airports in the vicinity with reasonable access to Trier. Luxembourg Airport 50 km, low-cost carrier hub Frankfurt-Hahn is 75 km east of Trier and Frankfurt International Airport is about 200 km away. The train from there would be about 3 hours via Saarbrücken or Koblenz.

Trains leave hourly from Trier to Saarbrücken, Koblenz and Cologne.