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Me and Porta Nigra

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.

Dom from Hauptmarkt
..we'll see those with the others later.  Into the Hauptmarkt and St. Gangolf church, then wandered through the center until the others called.  From there we hauled ourselves up to the Kaiserthermen and from there to the old Roman amphitheater where we met up with the others.  Wandered through the ruins of the Amphitheater then back past the baths again, through the Palastgarten to Electoral Palace and the Basilika.  Unfortunatelty, the Basilika was closed today for services so we couldn't go it :-(  Something to see next time I guess...

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...

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Me and Porta Nigra
Me and Porta Nigra
Dom from Hauptmarkt
Dom from Hauptmarkt
Porta Nigra - The old gate as I en…
Porta Nigra - The old gate as I e…
Shopping streets of Trier
Shopping streets of Trier
Hauptmarkt
Hauptmarkt
Hauptmarkt
Hauptmarkt
Hauptmarkt
Hauptmarkt
Hauptmarkt up to the Porta Nigra
Hauptmarkt up to the Porta Nigra
Gate to St. Gangolf
Gate to St. Gangolf
St. Gangolf
St. Gangolf
Hauptmarkt
Hauptmarkt
Hauptmarkt
Hauptmarkt
Hauptmarkt
Hauptmarkt
Kornmarkt
Kornmarkt
Kornmarkt
Kornmarkt
Craftsman Fountain
Craftsman Fountain
A step ahead...
A step ahead...
View of the Electoral Palace and B…
View of the Electoral Palace and …
Electoral Palace and Basilica
Electoral Palace and Basilica
Imperial Baths
Imperial Baths
Imperial Baths
Imperial Baths
Amphitheater
Amphitheater
Amphitheater
Amphitheater
Amphitheater
Amphitheater
Amphitheater
Amphitheater
Amphitheater
Amphitheater
Amphitheater
Amphitheater
Under the floor of the Amphitheater
Under the floor of the Amphitheater
Under the floor of the Amphitheater
Under the floor of the Amphitheater
Under the floor of the Amphitheater
Under the floor of the Amphitheater
Under the floor of the Amphitheater
Under the floor of the Amphitheater
Imperial Baths
Imperial Baths
Imperial Baths
Imperial Baths
Imperial Baths
Imperial Baths
Electoral Palace and Basilica, now…
Electoral Palace and Basilica, no…
Electoral Palace and Basilica, now…
Electoral Palace and Basilica, no…
Imperial Baths from the palace Gar…
Imperial Baths from the palace Ga…
Um...ok
Um...ok
Roterturm
Roterturm
Flags in front of the Basilica
Flags in front of the Basilica
Basilica
Basilica
Basilica
Basilica
Roterturm
Roterturm
Dom
Dom
Dom
Dom
Inside the Dom
Inside the Dom
Room from near the entrance of the…
Room from near the entrance of th…
Alter of the Holy Rube
Alter of the Holy Rube
In the Catacomb
In the Catacomb
Wedding in front of the Dom
Wedding in front of the Dom
Wedding in front of the Dom
Wedding in front of the Dom
Hauptmarkt
Hauptmarkt
Hauptmarkkt
Hauptmarkkt
Porta Nigra
Porta Nigra
Nice wire art
Nice wire art
Porta Nigra
Porta Nigra
Porta Nigra
Porta Nigra
Porta Nigra
Porta Nigra
Porta Nigra
Porta Nigra
Porta Nigra
Porta Nigra
Porta Nigra
Porta Nigra
Porta Nigra
Porta Nigra
Trier
photo by: Vlindeke