The secret of the Porta Nigra

Want to be there live as the Porta Nigra is defended against invading barbarians? Well, you can! Participants of the interactive ‘The secret of the Porta Nigra’ tour can expect a fascinating journey through time back to Roman Trier 1800 years ago, when life was dangerous and daily work tiring – especially for Roman soldiers. The centurion consequently has a lot to talk about: Played by a professional actor, he tells of glittering splendour and grim battles, of fame and transience, of Roman pride and barbarian defiance.

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‘The secret of Porta Nigra’ is the audience favourite of all our interactive tours, and guarantees a different perspective of and inside the Roman building that represents the UNESCO World Heritage city of Trier like no other: the Porta Nigra. The audience are interactively drawn into the building’s exciting history, and soon get the feeling there’s something not quite right about the centurion standing in front of them. Will they be right? Find out yourself!

Route planner / Parking

Plan route

Bus & Train

  • Point of departure:

  • Point of arrival:
    Trier, Porta Nigra

  • Date:

  • Time:

  • Departure



Available booking period:
Daily between 9.00 am and 9.00 pm Other times upon request.

Meeting place:
Porta Nigra

60 minutes

groups up to 40 persons: € 289.00, each additional person € 5.00
school groups up to 40 persons: € 249.00 / 2020: € 259.00, each additional person € 4.00

Price for a performance in English or French: € 299.00

Surcharge for performances after sunset: € 35.00
(second technician/light), required for performances after sunset

Group size:
Max. 50 participants

German, English, Frensh

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

Actor / book and director

Actors (alternating):
Tim Olrik Stöneberg, Markus Friedmann, Guillaume Karl, Thomas Peters, Isaac Boateng, Viktor Silvester Wendtner

Written/Directed by:
Alexander Etzel-Ragusa


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 secret of the Porta Nigra
60 minutes

Porta Nigra, An der Tourist-Information

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

Means of payment

Admission fees are to be paid in cash at the entrance desk of the respective monument or museum.
Payment of the fee is to be in cash to the guide; the guide will write out a receipt.



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