I am passionate for Roman culture, so I had this city marked down for a few months. Thanks to the air traffic controllers who dumped me, I decided to take a car and which i recommend to get to know this area. In Trier, what really struck me was the Black Gate, the best preserved Roman gate in the world. And I was not disappointed. It is the beginning of any exploration of the city, and from there you enter the city on the ancient Roman/medieval style cobble stone. The door stands out for its excellent state of preservation, and its black color, due to pollution. You can go for 3 €, although the visit inside has little to offer, rather than the views of the city of Trier. Inside are some guys dressed as Romans.
We went during a long weekend and we loved the city. It´s small and everything is in the old town. The best thing is the Christmas Market. The atmosphere is great for walking, drinking wine and eating hot dogs. The people are nice and I even have proof of this in a photo that I took with my partner posing with a nice local.
This is an impressive Roman monument that will leave you amazed. It is near the Cathedral and admission is free. It was Constantine's throne room and is the largest individual space that has survived since that time. The outside has been excellently preserved so that it´s not the typical building in ruins but a proper Roman structure as it was 2000 years ago. The inside is even more surprising because of the architectural features. The Romans, to give it even more of a sense of grandeur, made the windows near the door smaller which gives the sensation that you´re entering the Basilica at an even greater depth. After the Black Gate, it´s perhaps the most spectacular building of the Roman city.