The Roman city of Trier

In Ehrang the Kyll flows into the Moselle after 127km. Even if Trier is no longer part of our Kyll bike path, we cycle along the old city wall from Pfalzel through the harbor to the old Roman city of Trier.

When the Romans in 170 AD started to built the “Porta Nigra”, they could hardly have guessed their success story. After all, the city gate was only one of four in Trier – and many in the entire Roman Empire. Today, around 1850 years later, the “Black Gate” is the best preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps.

At the market in the middle of the city we buy chanterelles for dinner.

The Hohe Domkirche St. Peter in Trier with its 1700 years of faith and building history is not only the oldest church, but also the oldest building in Germany, which has served its original purpose as a cathedral church to this day.


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