The gladiator legend

It’s been a good 1600 years since gladiators faced off in Trier. But what’s the ‘gladiator legend’ all about? Actor Isaac Boateng investigated. He put on a gladiator’s armour, spend months training with martial artists from the Trier Gladiator School (a modern gladiator school), met lots of reenactors, and conducted research. He now gets rid of all preconceptions and, in his approx. 75-minute programme, provides insights into the life and training of real Roman gladiators.

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In addition to a brief introduction and lots of interesting facts about the highly specialised fighters, he also gives visitors the opportunity to hold a sword and shield for themselves. Through practical exercises, the participants come to learn how complex ancient gladiator fighting really was. Anyone can take part; no special fitness is required. All that’s needed is a willingness to put your own myth-making up for critical review.

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Bus & Train

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  • Point of arrival:
    Trier, Ampitheater

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Available booking period:
Tuesday to Thursday, 10.00 am, 12.00 pm, 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm.
Other times upon request.

Meeting place:

75 minutes

2019/ 2020: € 289 (in German)

Group size:
Max. 35 participants



We recommend this adventure tour for spectators over 10 years old.

Actor / book and director

Isaac Boateng

Jan Krüger


Trier Tourismus und Marketing GmbH
Tourist-Information, Erlebnisführungen
An der Porta Nigra
54290 Trier
Tel. +49 (0)651 97808 -29

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The gladiator legend
75 minutes

Amphitheater Trier, Olewiger Str. 25

For a walking tour you need one guide for every 30 participants or one school class, for a bus tour in your own bus without visits inside monuments you need one guide per bus. More than one school group/class per guide cannot be accepted. The guide has the

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