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Known all over the world as one of the most beautiful destinations in Germany, Trier is also named Treves in English and Treviri in Italian. Even the Latins had a name for this amazing city, Augusta Treverorum. Trier is situated on the banks of Moselle River and is the oldest city in the country, being settled before 16 BC. Trier is located in the Rhineland Palatinate state and has a population of 105,000 residents living on an area of 117 square kilometers. Notable former residents of Trier include theologian Kaspar Olevianus, philosopher Karl Marx, singer Guildo Horn and professional football player Josephine Henning. If you plan to visit the city there are some places you have to see because these are the main points of interest of Trier.

Top Attractions within Trier

Karl Marx Haus is the home in which the philosopher was born in 1818. In present, the house is a museum, but it was not always one. It was not used in the touristic circuit until 1928, when it was finally bought. The Nazi later confiscated it, but in 1947 it was reopened as a museum dedicated to the life and to the work of Karl Marx.

Porta Nigra is a large city gate that stands near the city center of Trier. It was built by the Romans and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name of this Trier attraction is drawn from the Middle Ages and means Black Gate. It was called like that because the stone darkened in time. The original name of it is no longer known.

Brot und Spiele is a Roman festival held each year in Trier, translated as Bread and Games. This takes places in two distinct venues of Trier, both inherited from the Romans: the Amphitheater and the Imperial Baths. The event depicts the life of the Roman gladiators and shows fights similar to those they had for distraction.