Three Trier Girls

Accompany three famous Trier women from the Cathedral to Kornmarkt Square and learn more about their lives underway, their families, their influence, and their times. Empress Helena (4th century), Adelheid von Besselich (15th / 16th century), and Jenny Marx née von Westphalen (19th century), all in period dress, will entertain you, telling you how the city looked during their lifetimes and about what they experienced here.

What, you don’t know them yet? Empress Helena was the mother of Constantine the Great. In the 4th century AD, Trier was an imperial residence and experienced its most glorious period through Constantine. Many legends are told about Helena, and she is still venerated in Trier as a saint. Adelheid von Besselich did much for the city to ensure the salvation of her deceased husband. Her legacy is visible everywhere. The 15th century is characterized by an ambitious rising “middle class” with its new self-awareness. Jenny von Westphalen was the daughter of a Prussian government official and the wife of Karl Marx. She experienced all the highs and lows of the 19th century and will describe this in an impressive manner.

Underway, you can try out bread from the Middle Ages, Roman sweets, and, as a finale, a glass of wine or grape juice.

Dates 2019:
Each tour begins at 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:
May 5, June 2, August 17, September 21, October 20, 2019

We recommend early ticket purchase.

Duration: approx. 1.5 hours

booking tickets online

Meeting point: Domstein Trier

adults € 12.50 per person
children age 6-14 (accompanied by their parents): € 8.50 per person


Tip: You receive 25 % reduction up presentation of the TrierCard!

Tickets, reservations and further information:
Trier Tourismus und Marketing GmbH - Tourist Information Trier, An der Porta Nigra, 54290 Trier
tel. +49 651 978080, fax +49 651 9780876, e-mail:

Bookings are possible only with complete address! We recommend you order ticket prior to tour!


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