Trier – 2000 years of history
Trier, also called “Rome of the North”, has always been a center of attention. Founded by the Romans, it rapidly became the capital of the Western Roman Empire and an imperial residence. During the Middle Ages the first German bishop’s church was built in Trier, and some hundred years later Karl Marx was born in the city.
To this day, various Roman constructions, nine UNESCO World Heritage sites, and various other sights bear witness to the more than 2000 years of history of the city. However, it is not only the history, but also the proximity to Luxembourg, France and Belgium, that make Trier an attractive city and a rewarding destination.
But also as shopping destination Trier is worth a trip. Make sure to plan enough time for strolling through the city. Wander through the historic old town that holds lots of owner-operated shops.
You can find more information on the city of Trier on the website of the local tourist information.
What would the Moselle be without its wine? The Moselle was and still is one the most important wine-growing regions of the world. Apart from the Riesling, which the Moselle river and its tributaries Saar and Ruwer are famous for, some other grape varieties are cultivated today, which at first glance you would not expect at the Moselle river.
Wine tasting is an excellent opportunity to get an overview of the variety of the Moselle wines. Our partner company “Oechsle Wein- & Fischhaus” is the perfect place for a wine tasting – it offers more than 150 wines and sparkling wines.
The surrounding area of Trier offers many varied routes for hiking friends. Located between the Hunsrück and Eifel mountain ranges, the Moselle Valley offers a variety of landscapes which yet has to be found elsewhere. Simple hikes or demanding footpaths through forests and vineyards, there’s something for every hiker. Trier is one stage of the Moselsteig which is a “Qualitätsweg Wanderbares Deutschland" (Quality Route Walkable Germany), and has been rewarded as “Leading Quality Trail – Best of Europe”. But also the Eifelsteig, which ends in Trier, is one of the 16 “Top Trails of Germany“. Thus, Trier is the only German city which combines two premium hiking trails and one quality hiking trail – a paradise for beginners and well-advanced hikers.
By bike, you can discover the full beauty of the Moselle river. Follow the numerous river bends into direction Koblenz by bike and experience 2000 years of history along the river. The winemaking villages and small towns on both sides of the Moselle river offer lots of attractions like the Römer-Weinschiff in Neumagen-Dhron, the Roman cellars at the Central Moselle, the medieval townscape of Bernkastel-Kues or the Art Nouveau in Traben-Trarbach.
The Moselle cycle path is a typical riverside cycle path with hardly any gradients, ideally suited for families. Not only the Moselle cycle path, but also the Saar cycle path is in the near distance of Trier. Cycle along the Saar to the famous Saar loop or to the city of Saarburg with its idyllic old town and castle.
We are happy to advice you on-site and organize rental bikes if needed.