A day well spent in Trier
From the Moselle wine region in Luxembourg, we made our way to Trier. While hitting the road towards Trier you have these endless green views that will never get old. There is something special about this region. And it doesn’t matter what time of the year you choose, it’s always very pretty. When you cross the bridge that brings you on the German side of the Moselle the fun part starts. You have these beautiful hills. And while you make your way down the hills, through curved roads you’ll start seeing glimpses of Trier. It is a magical sight. And it gets me excited every time I come down this road.
We arrived late in the morning and Germany was slowly waking up and getting ready for the day. All the shops are closed on most Sundays, but the cafés and restaurants are ready to serve you. We planted ourselves on a cute little terrace right in front of the fountain and made plans for the rest of our day. And ended up having a lovely pizza just outside the square at an Italian restaurant.
Trier was founded by the Romans, and that’s why It’s Germany’s oldest town. It’s close to the border of Luxembourg, so if your ever around the border, just hop over and explore the city. It really doesn’t matter which day of the week you choose. Just make sure you have enough cash in your pockets (the Germans have a thing with cash) and let the colorful city surprise you.
I just couldn’t wait to show Thomas around and together we discovered this piece of history; Porta Nigra. This grand Roma gateway (dating from 180 AD) is made from heavy stone slabs and is truly worth to visit. You just pay a few Euro’s and your good to go. And if you love Roman architecture there is much more to explore. Because also the ruins of Roman baths, an amphitheater outside the center and even the stone bridge over the Moselle River (as seen in my pictures) are still well-preserved structures. And I think it is really amazing we still have these structures and we should take good care of them.
After the Romans left the empire collapsed and Trier turned into this colorful fairytale. With the beautiful Saint George’s Fountain right in the middle. Our day was cloudy but the buildings were still shining and ready to brighten up our day.
Have you ever been to Germany?