Trier – Germany


Imperial Baths


The Roman Amphitheater
The arena, built in the 2nd century A.D.
for cruel games with gladiators and animals,
had a seating capacity of about 20.000


The Romans founded Trier in 16 B.C.
By the end of the 3rd Century the city
was an Imperial Residence and
capital of the West-Roman Empire.
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23 thoughts on “Trier – Germany

  1. Such interesting history, such beautiful posts. Do you think, Cezar and Leia, that time has soothed the spirits of those who lost their lives in the arena?

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  2. It's amazing that parts are still standing after all this time. Such fascinating history, thank you for sharing it with us.
    Sunny 🙂

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  3. I love the little blue guy, nice teeth!
    I remember having lunch in Trier one day, years ago, in a “roman” restaurant in the old town, near the Porta Nigra. They were doing 2000 years old roman recipes, found on some stone tablets. I remember having quail baked in honey, with some strange herbs. It was delicious.

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  4. Seems that you do a lot of travelling Dear Frinds:) This is another place on my list of places to visit – thanks:)
    Have a great day!!
    Hugs

    Here is cold and cloudy – another ouburst of winter:(

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  5. Trier has a most interesting history in relationship to Roman Catholicism, too, as well as with the Jews down through the centuries (that's where many were killed).

    I had no idea, however, that there were Roman ruins there.

    I mean, holy cow, they're older than I am!

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  6. Interesting to see the Roman architecture and how they here have been using different building material, compared to what you find in Italy and southern Europe in general.

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