There is evidence of man settling in this are from Neolithic times, although it became popular with the influence of Julies Caesar around 50 BC. It was in 16 BC that a city called Augusta Treverorum developed. This city became the modern-day city of Trier.
The fact that it is close to the French border has had a great effect on the city over the years. Trier suffered extensive damage during the 30 years’ war, with Napoleon annexing the area in 1804. In the First World War, it became a French garrison town under Charles de Gaulle.
Despite the damage to the city during the various conflicts, there are still many historical attractions. The Porta Nigra is a city gate dating back to 180 AD and is a listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. There is the oldest church in Germany that displays a tunic that legend tells us, Jesus wore at the time of the crucifixion.
There are cathedrals, Roman baths, medieval fountains, and many historical buildings including Karl Marx House in Trier Germany, which is the birthplace of Karl Marx and is now a museum. With the many attractions in this city, it has become a popular tourist destination. Staying close to Trier Hauptbahnhof is a good option when travelling by rail.
Trier City Centre