The Porta Nigra is the best preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps - an incomparable link between the ancient past and today's modern city. The old city gate dates back to 170 AD, when the Romans used to build public buildings from large blocks. Since 1986 Porta Nigra has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage and protected cultural property according to the Hague Convention.
July 16, 2018
Trier celebrated in 1984 the 2000th anniversary of the founding of the city. The old Augusta Treverorum was one of the most important administrative seats of the Roman Empire and most important city of Germany in Roman times.
But there is an old inscription on the Red House ....
Ante Romam Treviris stetit annis mille trecentis perstet aeterna pace fruatur. "Trier stood before Rome for thirteen hundred years, may it continue, rejoicing in eternal peace."
March 17, 2017
The Porta Nigra (Latin for "Black Gate") is a built from 170 AD. Ancient Roman city gate on Porta Nigra Square and landmark of the city of Trier. The name Porta Nigra dates back to the Middle Ages. The inhabitants of Trier usually designate the gate only as "Porta". Great starting point for exploring the city!
September 11, 2019
Testified since the Middle Ages, the name Porta Nigra is probably derived from the dark color created by the weathering of the Kordel sandstone. First mentioned is the name in the Gesta Treverorum from the 12th century. The passage reads in German translation: "They (the Treverer) called it Marstor to Mars, whom they regarded as the god of war; when they went out to war, they marched out to this gate. Black Gate but it was named for the mourning in which they returned by it when they fled the field. "
September 18, 2019
Monday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.The Porta Nigra, the symbol of Trier, is the best preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The city gate was built from approx. 7200 stone blocks around AD 170, and is still preserved due to its massive construction.
July 1, 2020
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