TRIER, GERMANY

Possibly the oldest city in Germany (I read somewhere it has three competitors for that slot!), Trier is located in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It sits on the banks of the Moselle not far from Luxembourg and is part of the Mosel Wine Region.

2014Trier1b 2014Trier6b 2014Trier0

Roman Ruins : Porta Nigra (black gate)^ is the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps and was built between 186 and 200 AD.

2014Trier3

2014Trier7b

Hauptmarkt (Market Square) & St. Peter’s Fountain

2014Trier20

2014Trier92014Trier12b

Cathedral (Dom St. Peter), this is the oldest church in Germany.

2014Trier13

2014Trier19

Mariensäule (or St. Mary’s Column), this crowned statue of St. Mary sits upon a pillar 130 feet high and looks over the city.

2014Trier21bb2014Trier22b2014Trier23

FYI>> If you want a photo of the front of her you better do it from down below! She sits so high it is impossible from this vantage point. It is worth the jaunt up to see her in person, the view from where she sits is simply spectacular!!

2014Trier24c2014Trier25c2014Trier26

Palastgarten (or you could call it the Palace Garden). I think the kids enjoyed this spot the most! There was a lot of open space (i.e. lots of running around, acting goofy, and burning energy off before a 2 hour drive home kinda space), the weather was so nice for being outside and you just don’t run into gardens this cool everyday! So happy they took advantage!

2014Trier29bIMG_77932014Trier31bb2014Trier32b2014Trier38

We didn’t quite see everything there is to see in Trier, but it was a perfect day trip. Long enough & short enough that the kids didn’t drive us crazy & vice versa! It is definitely going on the “Wouldn’t Mind Visiting Again” list.

2014Trier33

| Visited May 24, 2014 |

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s