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Porta Nigra

Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 651 978080
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This huge stone gate has stood as a symbol of the city since the second century.
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Porta-Nigra-Platz, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 651 978080
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Porta Nigra of Trier is the largest Roman gate north of the Alps. There were originally four here in Trier, but this is the only remaining one ... the others were taken apart over the years to make other buildings in town. This one...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here when I was visiting my son Chris. This is one of the "Oldest" cities in Germany with a lot of history and there are a couple of places in the city that are must sees and the Porta Nigra or "Black Gate"...More

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 1 week ago

When the area was surrounded by walls, this was the way in and out. Remarkable architecture, there is a museum / gift shop next to it and some great gardens too. Really interesting look into the past of Trier.

Thank Eric N
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Trier then really you have to visit this building which is worth the price. Unfortunately we were unable to do th guided tour as these were booked by school parties and that also meant that parts of rhe building were blocked off...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tour with a Roman Centurio, taking the audience to actively participate in the defense of the city... The tour managed to bring the old times to life - some 1.5h well spent...

Thank Ole G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited the Porta Nigra with my sister and 20 year old grand daughter. My sister and I had lived in Trier when we were children and my dad was stationed in Germany. It was just as I remembered it except for the added...More

Thank writer11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no better place to begin the tour of the terrier than the gate of the Old City. The gate, which is the most preserved gate to the north of the Alps, is called "Porta Nigra" ("The Black Gate") after the black patina on...More

Thank Yair1515
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

unfortunately we chose a bank holiday when we were in the Trier area for some wine tasting and sightseeing. The place was busy and crowded - it was hard to make great photo shots despite the perfect wheather. It's my 4th time in Trier and...More

Thank The_Fat_Frankfurter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great Roman building and so complete, you can also climb the steps and get a great view of the surrounding area. There is also a gift shop and a replica Roman quad to the side of it.

Thank Charles G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Roman ruin in the heart of Trier , easy to find parking at this time of year. Reasonable entrance fee to the site , lots of climbing for those who wish to. I only went up one level but there were more. Taking photos...More

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Casey J
25 May 2017|
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Response from LarsDane | Reviewed this property |
Slightly off-topic - but anyway; try and have a look at the Walter Trier Gallery in Ontario. For obscure reasons TA does not allow direct links in answers... I'm not sure this is the guy - but have a look. I'm not sure he's... More
5 August 2016|
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Response from Leo P | Reviewed this property |
Book down town. There several sites all close to downtown. We did not stay so no help on hotels sorry.
16 July 2015|
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Response from Roland R | Reviewed this property |
The Porta Nigra was built in grey sandstone between 186 and 200 AD. The original gate consisted of two four-storied towers, projecting as near semicircles on the outer side. A narrow courtyard separated the two gate openings... More
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