Trier the “Rome of the North”

Trier is a southwestern German city in the Moselle wine region located 10km from the German-Luxembourg border. It holds the remarkable distinction of being the oldest city in Germany. Founded over 2,000 years ago by the Roman emperor Augustus, Trier held great importance to the church in the Middle Ages, and then established into the charming town that we see today.

Trier is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, mainly to its collection of Roman and Medieval structures, including the Cathedral of St. Peter and the Church of Our Lady.

Trier is very walkable town with most of its main attractions located within convenient distance of the old city center. There is also a special tourist mini-train that takes visitors on a 30-minute tour of Trier’s Altstadt.

Trier also sits right in the middle of the well-known Moselle wine region so don’t miss the opportunity to sip a few glasses of wine while you are there.

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