A day well spent in Trier

A few years ago I found myself on this beautiful little road trip through Belgium and Luxembourg. On our way back to the Netherlands we decided to hit the German road and made a quick stop at Trier. And wow, how could I have not known this place is so beautiful? We had lunch in a cute café, did some shopping and soaked in all the beauty this cute little town has to offer. Trier isn’t that big, so a day spent in Trier will be well spent. This summer I returned to the beauty of Trier. Spontaneous, and again on our way back from Luxembourg. Because, well, I just could not resist spending a Sunday afternoon in Trier.

 

A day well spent in Trier

 

Trier Germany Travel Guide

Trier Germany Travel Guide
Trier Germany Travel Guide
Trier Germany Travel Guide

 

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 get’s me exited 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 Germany Travel Guide

Trier Germany Travel Guide
Trier Germany Travel Guide
Trier Germany Travel Guide

Trier Germany Travel Guide

Trier Germany Travel Guide
Trier Germany Travel Guide
Trier Germany Travel GuideTrier Germany Travel Guide
Trier Germany Travel Guide

 

 

 

 

-Porta Nigra-

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 the Roman architecture there is much more to explore. Because also the ruins of Roman baths, an ampitheater outside the center and even the stonde 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 where still shining and ready to brighten up our day.

 

 

 

 

Trier Germany Travel Guide

 

Have you ever been to Germany?

 

 

Yours sincerely Linda

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10 Comments

  1. September 4, 2018 / 11:54

    Toevallig hadden wij het laatst thuis nog over Duitsland. Er zijn daar zoveel mooie en vooral ook oude plaatsen. Dat het zeker de moeite is om daar eens een bezoekje of wat voor in te plannen.
    Ik heb genoten van je blog. Prachtige foto’s die mij nieuwsgierig hebben gemaakt naar meer van Trier.

  2. September 4, 2018 / 12:59

    wauw heel erg mooi!
    ik ben er nog nooit geweest, ik moet er wel eens heen denk ik dan

  3. September 4, 2018 / 13:17

    Mijn dochter had hier ooit een schoolreisje en is nog steeds laaiend enthousiast over dit plaatsje. Ik moet daar echt eens naar toe!

  4. September 4, 2018 / 14:48

    Wat een prachtig plaatsje zeg. Ik kende het nog niet. En wat een mooie foto’s heb je weer gemaakt <3

  5. September 4, 2018 / 15:26

    Ik ben vroeger heel vaak in Duitsland geweest en ben echt helemaal weg van de stad Trier! Je kan er heerlijk winkelen en ook heerlijk slenteren door de stad!
    Echt een aanrader om heen te gaan!

  6. September 4, 2018 / 16:07

    Mooie foto’s. Op mijn lijstje staat Trier ook nog om een keer te bezoeken. Ik ben echt fan van dit soort Duitse plaatsjes.

  7. Juliette
    September 5, 2018 / 17:15

    Wat een mooi prachtig plaatsje! Leuk om te weten en je hebt mijn interesse zeker gewekt!

  8. Lipstickencupcakes
    September 6, 2018 / 16:55

    Trier is zo’n mooi stadje. Wij zijn hier twee jaar terug ook geweest.

  9. September 8, 2018 / 22:50

    Jeetje ik ken het helemaal niet maar wat is het daar mooi! Jouw beelden spreken voor zich, prachtig!

    • conveythetravel
      Author
      September 13, 2018 / 20:56

      Dank je wel voor het onwijs mooie compliment Esther!

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