School classes - Insider tips

Still on the hunt for some insider tips for when you visit Trier with your school class? Here we have compiled a list of insider tips for you. And if you yourself should have some insider tips, you are welcome to tell us about them here.

Antiquity Card School

With the Antiquity Card School (combination ticket for school classes), you can visit the center of the ancient world in Germany at a favorable price. For only € 6.00 per student (in groups of 10 or more), you can visit the four Roman structures (Porta Nigra, Imperial Baths, Amphitheater, Forum Baths), and the Archaeological Museum (Landesmuseum). The Antiquity Card School is available at our information counter at the Tourist Information at the Porta Nigra or at the respective monuments.
Please note: The Antiquity Card School is valid for one week.

Adventure performances

History itself lies within your grasp with four exciting adventure performances! Professional actors don the roles of a centurion, a gladiator, and even the Devil himself to entrance you and spin their tales. It will take just moments until you come to realize: never has history been so captivating, engrossing and thrilling!
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Gladiator School

A fight to the death, vicious beasts, the crowd demanding blood, fame and fortune. How much of the myth of the gladiators is really true? Learn what it means to be a gladiator, stand face to face with history and participate in the gladiator school.
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In the Realm of Shadows – A Media Theater

An entire room of the Archaeological Museum (Landesmuseum) is transformed into a movie screen, and, over the course of a thrilling 45 minutes, you will witness a unique 360° cinematic all-around adventure.
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Karl Marx House and Museum – Free Tours for School Classes

At the edge of the modern pedestrian zone, in Brückenstrasse 10, you will find the house where Karl Marx was born. Today, the building serves as a museum and is administered by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. The educational service of the museum offers free guided tours for school classes during the week. You pay only the entry fee for the museum.
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The "Green Classroom"

The “Green Classroom” offers education about nature and the environment with a broad spectrum of topics: life in the Stone Age, spinning as the Celts did, Roman country life, forestry, geocaching team rallies through Trier, or archery as in Robin Hood – all on Petrisberg mountain….
Contact for your reservation or your own appointment by email: gruenesklassenzimmer@trier-info.de or tel: +49 651 97808 30.
The complete program can be downloaded here. 

Geocaching Team Scavenger Hunt with a GPS Device

Team spirit and ingenuity are needed to solve all assignments and ultimately find the hidden cache together.
The Geocaching Team Scavenger Hunt takes place as part of the “Green Classroom” program. Your contact person for booking or setting up tour dates is Mr. Karsten Bujara, email: gruenesklassenzimmer@trier-info.de or by phone: +49 651 9780831.

Luggage Storage

Should your accommodation still be occupied or your departure be delayed, you can comfortably store your luggage at the bicycle parking garage at the Porta Nigra. Between May and October, the bicycle parking garage is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays, and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays.
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Roman Dining

In Trier, you can even dine as the Romans once did! The restaurant “Zum Domstein” has reconstructed ancient Roman recipes by Marcus Gavius Apicus (about AD 30) and prepares them mostly true to the original.
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Opening hours of the monuments

Please note that final admission into the monuments is half an hour before closing time. The exact opening hours are available at the Tourist Information or online at www.trier-today.de.

City Scavenger Hunt

With the tourist office’s City Scavenger Hunt you will be able to experience Trier interactively, get to know the area and its people, and gain unparalleled insight into life then and now. The City Scavenger Hunt is available at the online shop or directly at the Tourist Information at the Porta Nigra.

Museum Scavenger Hunt

In the Archaeological Museum (Landesmuseum), the Municipal Museum Simeonstift, and the Karl Marx House Museum you can receive a free Museum Scavenger Hunt. You may also download them from the webpages of the Archaeological Museum and the Municipal Museum Simeonstift.
Rheinisches Landesmuseum – Museumsrallye
Stadtmuseum Simeonstift - Museumsrallye

Picnic areas in the city center

Palace Garden: The Palace Garden, THE place to go for a picnic in Trier, is situated between the Imperial Baths, Roman Imperial Throne Room/Electoral Palace, and the Archaeological Museum. Your students will be able to relax and reenergize on the large sunbathing area, at the reflecting pool, or in the café. Moreover, the Palace Garden features a playground as well as a playing field where they can let off steam. During summer, decorative water jets provide relief from the heat and add to the fun.

Cathedral Square: Your students can rest and reenergize on the many available benches against the imposing backdrop of the Cathedral, under the sycamore trees.

Kornmarkt Square: Kornmarkt Square is located in the middle of the pedestrian zone, surrounded by modern retail businesses, cultural facilities, and restaurants with outdoor seating. Be it on the benches around the baroque St. George’s Fountain, the small watercourse, or on the steps under the big cedar tree, your students will find places to rest and reenergize.

Mergener Hof: Especially during the chillier part of the year, the youth center Mergener Hof is an ideal venue for your midday break. For € 1.00 per student, you can rent rooms so that they can eat the food they have brought along with them. You can find the Mergener Hof just around the corner from the Porta Nigra, in a little side street. Address/reservations: Mergener Hof, Rindertanzstrasse 4, 54290 Trier, telephone ++49 / 651 / 97848-0, www.mjctrier.de

City models with reduced admission

The city models in the Archaeological and Municipal Museums can be visited as part of a guided tour at reduced admission. The huge city model in the Archaeological Museum shows Trier as it was during its Roman heyday. The one in the Municipal Museum shows what Trier looked like around 1800.

No admission fee

The following places charge no admission fee: The Roman Imperial Throne Room (Konstantin-Basilika), the Cathedral, the Church of Our Lady, and the churches St. Matthias’s, St. Paulin’s, and St. Gangolf’s.

Winter Cinema in Franco’s Tower

What to do when it’s dark and cold out? Time for Winter Cinema! Get warm again in our historical residential tower dating back to the 11th century, with hot mulled wine, and kid’s punch, and iconic Christmas movies. Tickets can be purchased at the Tourist Information or online at www.ticket-regional.de

Ice Skating Rink at Kornmarkt Square

How about you and your students tying up your skates and gliding on two blades across the open-air ice rink at Kornmarkt Square? It’s a winter wonderland! You can rent ice skates directly on-site.
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Trier Memory

Got a craving to play Memory? Play your way through the city’s history with our Trier Memory.