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Porta Nigra

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This huge stone gate has stood as a symbol of the city since the second century.
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Simeonstrasse 60 | Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is probably only because in the 11th century the hermit Simeon took refuge in the old Roman gate that this is still standing as one of the biggest structures of it's kind in Germany . Because of this hermit a church was built where...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SeimenBurum
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice separate tour from my tours within tours! Roman Trier area is in Germany and is thousands of years old. A MUST-SEE!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Glen U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a short ride from Luxembourg to visit Trier, a very fascinating and interesting place steeped in history. The Roman gate is like being in Rome . Take the small tourist "train " ride around the town

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Colin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As far has history is concerned, this is one of my favorite spots in Europe. Not the biggest, but jsut so pretty and a great entrance to a great city.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ryanck182
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Interesting and you can take the tour on your own so you don’t have to be rushed around. Great views at every level.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jenniek365
Reviewed 1 February 2019 via mobile

It's hard to imagine that this building is made by the Romans. It's still intact and you can also visit the inside. Definitely worth the price.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank threesixearth
Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

The Porta Nigra is one of my favorite things that my family did in Trier. It was the gate to the city, built around 180 AD, then converted into a church in the 11th century, and then finally returned to its original design by Napoleon....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jackie6202015
Reviewed 30 January 2019

Well preserved Roman city gate, now in the centre of the city. Impressively large, no idea how it survived two world wars & many earlier european conflicts.Worth seeing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank C M
Reviewed 18 January 2019

we have just had a peak through the gift shop and walk around the massive port gate walls from the outside ...nice even on a rainy day, points for the models for the blind people

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lucie B
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

It is very interesting to find out that Roman empire has been present in this part of Europe... The monument is still well preserved after so many years. You can find info and souvenirs also in the small info shop right near to the monument

Date of experience: January 2019
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20 June 2018|
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Response from Gurney B | Reviewed this property |
Not in March.
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25 May 2017|
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Response from LarsDane | Reviewed this property |
Slightly off-topic - but anyway; try and have a look at the Walter Trier Gallery in Ontario. For obscure reasons TA does not allow direct links in answers... I'm not sure this is the guy - but have a look. I'm not sure he's... More
5 August 2016|
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Response from Leo P | Reviewed this property |
Book down town. There several sites all close to downtown. We did not stay so no help on hotels sorry.