This is one of the first places the tourist makes for. It is an enormous Roman city gate right in the centre of Trier. There is a Tourist Office right beside it.
This 2000 old gate is what you come to see in Trier. You are allowed to climb up to the top floor for a bird's eye view of the town. The city does run a tasteful souvineir shop at the Porta Negra where you can find interesting things. I puchased several 2000 old Roman coins.
This Roman gate is very impressive. Thanks to the cellars being used as a dwelling by a hermit in early Christian days, who became revered as St Simeon, the massive structure was converted into a church dedicated to him, and thus cared for. The church is long gone, but the huge roman blocks are still there, blackened by age on... More
Trier is a lovely place to spend the day. The Porta Nigra is the main attraction here and is definitely worth the visit.
So the white gate isn't around anymore but the black gate is (the other main gate). This was by far the best thing in trier and had so much history surrounding it. Would definitely see it again if in the area. Don't miss it!
We have been in Trier 30 years ago and decided it was time to pay a visit to the lovely city we remembered. It changed completely. Porta Negra was an impressive landmark at those times but now its surrounded by lots of shops and other tourist stuff. That is the reason I gave it only 3 stars. Porta Negra itself... More
Porta Nigra is the landmark of Trier. It is an old roman gate preserved in very good condition. If you visit the city you definitely cannot miss it as it is next to the main commercial street. In order to go upstairs you have to pay I think, but I do not believe is worth it.
The Porta Nigra is a must-see if you are in Trier. It is amazing to think that something like this could still be standing after so many years. We wandered around the bottom of it - you can walk through the gates for free. We didn't want to pay to walk up to the top since from what we've heard... More
It is amazing that huge pieces of architecture from Roman days are still around. The Black Gate is worth the few Euros to go up...not just for the views for they are relatively modest, but to take the time to appreciate what it was like in the old days.
We live in Germany and have to say that Trier is our least favorite city so far. We would recommend a pass through or one night at most. We stayed at the Mecure, Porta Nigra which faces the Porta Nigra gate. That was great to look out our window and see it at night and again first thing in the... More
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