Trier - Visit the Oldest City in Germany

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Trier's famous market place
Trier's famous market place

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As the oldest city in Germany, Trier became the favored residence of several Roman emperors and was even called Roma Secunda, the second Rome. Nowhere else in Germany is the evidence of Roman times as vivid as it is in Trier. For the lover of Roman history and culture, few other cities in Germany will be as intriguing as this one. Museums and historic sites abound in this, Germany's oldest city.

The highlight of Trier (Trier vacation rentals | Trier travel guide) is the Porta Nigra (black gate), which is today the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps. The Porta Nigra dates back to 180 A.D. and is included in the UNESCO world heritage list. Numerous other sites in Germany's oldest city are also included on the UNESCO list.

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