Trier Port Guide

Trier Port is a great river cruise destination for history lovers. The city is in Rhineland-Palatinate, one of Germany's oldest continually settled areas. A number of Roman ruins are in the area, and visitors will be impressed by the beautiful scenery and impressive buildings. Passengers can walk to most locations from the Trier cruise port. Keep in mind that the euro is the accepted currency in stores and restaurants. A number of Germans speak good to fluent English in addition to their own language.

Shopping

Trier has a main shopping district that ranges from the Porta Nigra to an area past the Main Market. One specialty souvenir item in the area is Roman coins. Local artisans also create fine porcelain and china. If you'd like to add some of this fine china to your collection, visit the Villeroy & Boch Store across from the Porta Nigra. Parents looking for children's gifts, or the young at heart, will enjoy Rappelkiste. You can buy fun kids' books, puzzles, puppets and other toys.

Things to See

The Trier port of call is best known for its Roman ruins. The Porta Nigra gate is an impressive example of Roman architecture. It is one of the most commonly photographed sights in the area. A Roman amphitheater still stands that used to accommodate 20,000 spectators. The Kaiserthermen are ruins of the ancient Roman baths. These baths were commonly used throughout the Roman world.

Trier Cathedral contains part of an earlier church constructed under the reign of Constantine. A relic housed in the cathedral is believed to be from the robe Jesus wore just before his crucifixion. Liebfrauenkirche is another church you won't want to miss. It represents one of the area's earliest examples of gothic architecture.

Roscheider Hof, an open-air museum specializing in ethnography, is a short walk from the city center. Rheinisches Landesmuseum, an important archaeological museum, houses one of Germany's finest artifact collections.

Judengasse is a historical area that used to be an entirely Jewish street. Several old houses and other buildings still stand. Geburtshaus von Karl Marx, in the heart of Trier, is the house where Karl Marx was born in 1818.

Restaurants and Bars

There are restaurants specializing in different types of food near the Trier cruise terminal. New Mintons is a good option if you're interested in German food. The restaurant serves various types of schnitzels with salads and fries. If you need a quick-serve meal option, try Astrix. Some of the items you can order include casseroles, salads and pizza with various toppings. Ke-Pasta is a popular destination for kebabs.

A lot of popular bars are found on the Judengasse or in the Old Town area. Walderdorff’s is always a nice bar to visit, as well. You'll enjoy good drinks and get to mingle with others enjoying after-work fun. A DJ is available during the late-night hours. FORUM is an exciting dance club with several good DJs and live entertainment, also.

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