Germany's Oldest City
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Today I went with some colleagues to Trier, Germany's oldest city. The full plan is to go to Trier for a couple hours, see the city, have dinner, then head over to Koblenz for Fire on the Rhine, the fireworks display over the castle. The fireworks don't start until 11PM, so knowing it will be a late night, we opted to sleep in on Saturday and meet at 11:15 to leave for Trier around 11:30. The drive to Trier was MUCH smoother than expected, especially once we passed Maastricht. Got to Trier around 2:00 PM! Parked at the Konstantin lot right in the center...only two spots left! Lucky me!
The other car was at least 30 minutes behind me because they had some trouble finding a gas station, so my two passengers and I wandered around the center a little scoping out some of the old sights but avoiding the main sights.
We stopped for a drink at a cafe near the Dom, then into the Dom, the giant cathedral of Trier, back through the Hauptmarkt up to Porta Nigra, the amazing old north gate of the city. Very cool! We stopped for dinner for schnitzel then off to Koblenz for the fireworks...