Monday, April 23, 2012

Trier, Germany - A Walking Tour

Trier Germany is seasoned in Roman history including Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte, being the oldest city founded in 16 BC.  Trier was the first city in Germany we saw that had such an impressive market place square.  The entrance to the square is this building known as the Porta Nigra also known as the Black Gate and is the gate to the city built in 200AD.

On our walking tour of the town, we saw the Trier palace and the cathedral.

Even though this town has all the old world charm oozing thousands of years of history it possesses, it still offers an element of surprise with its unexpected modern day conveniences.

Three story McDonald's

Big Foot in Trier

Trier is a wonderfully inviting city that offers so much it will be sure to tickle up some inspiration.  The colorful city guides (some dressed in era costumes) welcome you to the medieval monuments, roman structures, and the noteworthy structures of more recent times.

Have you been to Trier?  What was most surprising or inspiring?


Mayor Gia said...

I love the pink palace picture! Confused by the big foot.

Daddy's in Charge? said...

Never got down to Trier... We started our trip further down the Mosel in a town called Traben-Trarbach. The Mosel is one of the most beautiful and picturesque places I have ever been.

CoffeeLovinMom said...

I couldn't make out why it was there either - all the signs were in German..I really just thought it was cool - I try to take pics of things nobody else would...

Kate F. said...

I've really enjoyed looking at all your photos of European travel this month Amy! Just amazing and beautiful. I really need to start visiting overseas again... SOON!

Joyness Sparkles said...

Stunning!!! Oh you are so blessed to have been able to take these pictures in person! :)