Porta Nigra

Porta Nigra

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Recommended by 365 out of 377 hikers


  • 1Marianne PWV On Tour

    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.

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    • July 16, 2018

  • iCycle

    Roman gate built around 180 AD, a landmark of Trier.

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    • May 6, 2018

  • erni

    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."

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    • March 17, 2017

  • Jürgen von Soho

    Very impressive example of Roman architecture. I do not know anything like that in Germany anymore

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    • August 10, 2019

  • Maik Müller

    A really impressive building. Only at the second time in Trier I had the opportunity to look at it

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    • April 30, 2017

  • e-🅱️ike Tobi 🚵

    Very impressive, the Porta Nigra of Trier. I can not say more, just breathtaking.

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    • August 5, 2019

  • Kai D.

    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!

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    • September 11, 2019

  • Hunsbuckel

    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. "

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    • September 18, 2019

  • Peter62

    Built from 7,200 stone blocks without mortar, the gate was integrated in the 11th century in a church, the second tower was dismantled. The gate was no longer recognizable.
    In 1804, Napoleon decreed the dismantling of church annexes.

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    • October 14, 2019

  • Christiane Rach

    opening hours
    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.

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    • July 1, 2020

  • Peter

    A visit to Trier as the oldest city in Germany founded by the Romans is worthwhile.

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    • December 23, 2019

  • Jeff (OWK)

    The first significant and probably best known landmark of Trier, which shows itself to the interested visitor from the train station. It's about 700m on foot. From here you can start wonderful hikes or discovery tours in Trier.

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    • February 22, 2020

  • Florian

    THE landmark of Trier par excellence

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    • September 9, 2019

  • Gss

    Must visit

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    • April 16, 2020

  • Heilo

    The Porta Nigra is a great building. You have to go there when you are in Trier.

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    • June 1, 2020

  • HansJoergOtt

    That must have been seen in Trier!

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    • March 23, 2017

  • Robbimama

    One of the landmarks of Trier.

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    • October 9, 2018

  • Franky on Tour 🚴‍♂️💨

    The tourist magnet in the city. No trace of Corona. It was packed here today at noon. No one there in the evening. Nice photo point

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    • August 19, 2020

  • Helmut Rudolf Haßfurther

    The entrance fee of 4 € is worth it for the view, but a guided tour is even more worthwhile, because you can find out about Augustus, Simon and Napoleon and what they have to do with the Porta Nigra.

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    • October 13, 2020

  • André

    The world cultural heritage, former part of the city wall and church is worth a visit

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    • October 7, 2020

  • Carl Gosen

    Definitely visit and learn something about the history.

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    • October 11, 2020

  • Werner

    It is always impressive that such buildings are so old. Our bridges only last a few decades.

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    • October 16, 2020

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