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Porta Nigra (Black Gate) a Roman
gatehouse built between 180 - 200 BC.
It turned black in the Middle Ages.
The former palace of the
Archbishop of Trier, an Elector in
the Holy Roman Empire.
The Dom (Cathedral) the oldest
Christian church in Germany. Begun in
326 AD by Emperor Constantine.
The Hauptmarkt (Market Square) full
of food and alcohol vendors for the
Trier Music Festival.
St. Peter's fountain (1595) and
behind it the tower of the Church of
St. Gangulf (15th Century).
A replica of the original Stone Cross
(958 AD) proclaiming the Archbishops
trading rights granted by the King.
Karl Marx's birthplace house.
The interior of the Dom (Cathedral of
St. Peter. It was destroyed and
restored twice in history.
A really, creepy tomb in the Dom.
The vaults underneath the Cathedral
of St. Peter.
St. Peter's Cathedral.
The Courtyard of St. Peter's
Cathedral in Trier.
The moat (now dry) around the Dom.
The Dom was surrounded by walls in
the Middle Ages.
The Basilica, actually built in 310 AD
to be Constantine's Throne Hall. It is
67m by 36 m.
The Elector's Palace built for the
Archbishop in 18th Century and
attached to the Basilica.
The Throne Hall is called a Basilica
as it was converted to a church in
The Local Government offices in
the former Elector's Palace.
The Roman Throne Hall. The last
Romans left in 395 AD. The church
turned it into a Palace in the 1200's.
The Column of Igel in the
Landesmuseum. A replica made in
1907 of the 3rd Century original.
A floor mosaic depicting the muses in
A pile of Roman coins. The coins
were part of a stash of 2600 coins
stashed in 196 AD.
The ruins of the Kaiserthermen
(Roman Imperial Baths) built during
the reign of Constantine.
The cellars beneath the Roman
amphitheater where prisoners were
The floor of the Roman Amphitheater.
The Amphitheater was once able to
seat 20,000 for gladiator fights and
The entrance to the Amphitheater.
Crowds of people on Simeonstrasse
taking part in the Music Festival.
The crowd on Simeonstrasse as seen
from Porta Nigra.
Inside Porta Nigra. The decorations
date from when it was St. Simeon
Me inside Porta Nigra.
The Inner Courtyard of Porta Nigra. It
was a Church's Nave when this was
St. Simeon was gutted and Porta
Nigra was restored to its Roman
state by Napoleon.
Porta Nigra from the Town side. A
stage is set up in front of it for the
The House of the Three Magi built
in the 13th Century as a Keep. Note
the floating door.
Rain pours down on the Music
Festival while I hide under the
overhang of a beer kiosk.