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Trip Planner: Europe / Germany / Rhineland-Palatinate / Trier / Porta Nigra
Tour Porta Nigra, one of the most well-preserved Roman structures in Germany. That's amazing, given that it dates back to the second century. Built of large, gray, sandstone slabs, this is the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps. Admire the impressive architecture as you learn more about the area's Roman heritage. You can explore the interior of the gate before heading to the top to enjoy the city views. Jump back in time with an informational tour led by a Roman centurion-clad guide. Take the guesswork out of planning a Trier vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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Possibly the most famous thing about Trier is Porta Nigra. It’s an eye catching building that will certainly pique your interest. We bought tickets so we could go inside the gate. Each level is a...
Possibly the most famous thing about Trier is Porta Nigra. It’s an eye catching building that will certainly pique your interest. We bought tickets so we could go inside the gate. Each level is a... more »
I was there during my stay in Trier. An old ruined building located in the center of Trier, nice to see this place but nothing special
I was there during my stay in Trier. An old ruined building located in the center of Trier, nice to see this place but nothing special more »
It is the Porta Nigra, nothing more, nothing less. In my opinion, photos do the trick, the live experience doesn't make much difference.
It is the Porta Nigra, nothing more, nothing less. In my opinion, photos do the trick, the live experience doesn't make much difference. more »
Beautiful piece of history. We did this with our three kids ages 5,3,1 years and they loved it even after having gone to the Roman bath ruins. The older two were able to walk the whole thing and I wore the baby. Lots of places for photos, not too crowded on the May weekend we went. There are many dining options right outside the building with lots of vendors and shopping. Highly recommend!
A Canadian Tourist Review: A ticket to go inside Porta Nigra is 4 Euros. This is the most iconic attraction in Trier. There is some cool architecture inside but I wouldn't say it is essential to go up to the top. The view is mainly just for the ground directly below. I think you can appreciate it just as much from the outside. It is a very cool piece of Roman architecture and well worth the visit!
Beautiful UNESCO heritage building , of historic importance. I visited only from outside but still got a good view.. there is also a museum and souvenir shop. The city tours is available at this spot
My 3rd time in Trier and I always have a great experience, so much history and culture and such a great scenery, lots of Souvenirs and food options. Definitely recommend a visit if you love history and a good walk about.
Great entry point to Trier! We started our tour around the city here at the Porta Nigra as it's around 10 minutes walking distance from the train station. What's interesting about this building at first look is its dark color, that is a result of a living organism that darkens the surface of the stone, hence the name Porta Nigra or “black gate”. We bought single tickets for 4 € each, however if you plan to visit more ancient sites in Trier I would recommend buying a combined ticket. Audio guide was available, but only if connected to the local Wi-Fi, which I struggled with and could not connect to, so I did not learn much about the building while walking around (I got a handy paper brochure though but did not necessarily have time to read it). The three story building was empty, there was nothing inside apart from some statues and baroque reliefs and ornaments carved in the walls. Not sure I would recommend visiting, I personally appreciated the building more from the outside. Although, the views were actually not bad - seeing the bustling street below leading to the main square and the cathedral - gave me perspective of the city. There were no restrooms available at the site, only behind the museum store approx. 200 meter away. It can get quite busy around here, crowded to be precise, as this is a tourist hot spot and is located at the end of a lively street with many shops and restaurants. Paid by card. Visited in July 2022. Tip: I recommend watching a short video down at the lobby showing and explaining how the building looked in different periods.
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