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To this day, Trier's cityscape is marked by antiquity, and seven Roman buildings alone are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. But you also have to know: Trier is the oldest city in Germany.

By train to Trier: Plan arrival

Besides the most famous landmark of the city, the Porta Nigra - in Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, dry and crisp Pochta six more Roman buildings have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. A feast for friends of historical monuments: They only have to decide whether they want to start their tour with the Imperial Baths, the Roman Bridge, the Amphitheater, the Baths of Barbara, the Constantine Basilica or the "Igel Column" located in neighboring Igel.

In Trier, however, antiquity can be experienced at every turn, even apart from these architectural monuments. The city was founded as early as 17 BC as a Augusta Treverorum and was one of the largest metropolises of the Roman Empire. Today, 750,000 guests visit the city on the Moselle every year, which has about 100,000 inhabitants. However, some of them do not come primarily to visit the ancient Romans, but the birthplace of the city's most famous son: Karl Marx was born in Trier on May 5, 1818. The Karl Marx House in Brückenstraße can be visited today and provides information about his life.

By the way, you can find tips on how to travel comfortably and inexpensively on long-distance and local trains with Deutsche Bahn here.

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