We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Amphitheater

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Olewiger Strasse/L143, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: +49 651 9780888
Website
Description:

The ruins of a huge second-century amphitheater, one of the largest in the...

The ruins of a huge second-century amphitheater, one of the largest in the entire Roman Empire.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$14.12*
and up
City Sightseeing Trier Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
More Info
US$244.31*
and up
Small-Group Trier Day Trip from Frankfurt

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 362 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Old Roman Amphitheater !!

Old Roman Amphitheater just Outside of Town. Walking through, you wonder how many events have taken place many centuries ago. There is an underground Area where event venues... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jake_MA_11
,
Beverly, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

362 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 174: English reviews
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
155 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can sit in the stands, walk in the arena and go down into the cellar. It was easy to imagine what this was like with 20,000 people packed in!

Helpful?
Thank Harrison-act
Beverly, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
215 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Roman Amphitheater just Outside of Town. Walking through, you wonder how many events have taken place many centuries ago. There is an underground Area where event venues were kept. As to what is left, it is quite impressive!

Helpful?
Thank Jake_MA_11
Columbus
Level Contributor
58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If rating the amphitheater purely on the basis of what exists today, you may be disappointed. After the Romans departed Trier, the amphitheater was blundered for the materials. As a result, today it is just a shell of how it used to look. Having stated that, the beauty of the amphitheater is the thoughts and images it evokes. Those personal... More 

Helpful?
Thank bob_mu_grad
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The amphitheatre is a little out of town so if you are on your feet it takes a little extra effort to walk there. But it is well worth the visit. The space and the ruins are impressive and there has been a lot of work done to conserve what is there. It is possible to walk all around the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stephen N Erica D
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here on our honeymoon. So much history had taken place here. Very cool. Make sure you walk underground in the Amphitheater.

Helpful?
Thank Katelinn K
Level Contributor
43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Nice place to go on a sunny day (was raining when we were these). Make sure to go into the undercroft below the arena floor. Could use some more descriptive boards etc. Grumpy attendant at the entrance (didn't like my €50 note even though I was spending €24 on a combo ticket).

Helpful?
Thank Rick C
Locust Dale, Virginia
Level Contributor
176 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It's a good walk from downtown Trier and difficult to get to because of barriers and fast cars. A true 'must see' -- a well preserved relic built over 2000 years ago by the Romans.

Helpful?
Thank Donald D
Wilmington, Delaware
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

While I am not fortunate enough to have visited any other ancient amphitheaters like many other reviewers, I found this site fascinating. You could picture yourself in Roman times while wandering around - especially the underground area. The theater is massive and you get gorgeous views of a vineyard if you climb to the top of the stands. One of... More 

Helpful?
Thank kristen m
Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
131 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Well-preserved, also undeground where you could put yourself in the clothes(?) of wild animals, Christians etc. waiting to enter the arena and meeting the audience roaring for your blood.

Helpful?
Thank kattullus
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
316 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

If you not seen an amphitheatre then this a good starting point. Its not very expensive to visit and there is enough to see in an hour. If you are on foot though, it's a bit of a drag along the main road!

Helpful?
Thank Paul L

Travellers who viewed Amphitheater also viewed

Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate
 
Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate
Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate
 

Been to Amphitheater? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Amphitheater and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Lincolnshire
3 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Amphitheater staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?