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South western Germany has many attractive places to visit, and if staying in a Hotel Trier can provide a great location from which to explore the pleasant countryside in this part of the world. Close to the border with Luxembourg, this city is the heart of the Mosel win region. It is also reportedly Germany’s oldest city, with its foundation dating back to 16BC.
The remains of Roman buildings are dotted liberally across the region. One relic is the oldest Roman bridge located north of the Alps still in use for regular traffic purposes. This has the somewhat self-evident name of Roemerbrucke, or, in English, Roman Bridge.
Other examples of Roman architecture include the Porta Nigra, one the city’s gates, while there is also an amphitheatre which is in a good state of preservation. Early Christian architecture and buildings from the medieval era can also be seen. One example which reflects the city’s long Christian heritage is the Liebfraukirche; this is an early example of French-Gothic architecture in Germany.
Trier Cathedral combines both Roman and Christian heritage within its impressive structure. A relic known as the Holy Tunic is kept here, a garment which Catholic tradition purports to be the robe which Jesus was wearing when he died. This holy relic is only displayed every few decades or so though.
The presence of both a medieval and an 18th Century treadwheel crane on show in the city, there is also an industrial heritage here. This can also be explored at the Fell Exhibition Slate Mine, known locally as the Besucherbergwerk Fell. This venue is situated about 20 kilometres outside the city itself.
There are a number of museums in the city which explore the area’s heritage. Visiting the Rheinisches Landesmuseum provides one of the best overviews of the Roman period in German history. The Toy Museum of Trier provides fun counterpoint to the more serious venues.
With the Mosel Region the third largest of Germany’s 13 wine producing regions, visitors can also sample the local vintages. This area is famous fro sweet white wines, most of which are only six to nine percent alcohol by volume. Wine production in the region dates back a long way in history.
when residing in a hotel Trier has many attractions for the visitor interested in history and culture. There is also a whole range of wine to enjoy. With its pleasant countryside, this is one of Germany’s most relaxing regions.