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.

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?


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


  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.


  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!!

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


  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!


  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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