The Roman Imperial Residence

The emphasis in this tour is the area between the Cathedral, the Imperial Baths, and the Amphitheater, in Late Antiquity the extensive Palace precincts. This area comprised the center of power for the Western Roman Empire, which extended from Scotland across Western Europe as far as Spain and into North Africa, a vast territory administered from Trier.

Route:
After a brief consideration of the Porta Nigra, the symbol of the Roman Imperial city, the emphasis of the tour shifts to the present St. Peter’s Cathedral, whose core structure dates back to Late Antiquity and which belonged to the residence precincts of Emperor Constantine the Great and his mother, St. Helena – visit inside the Palastaula (Basilika: Roman Imperial Throne Room), the Throne Room of Constantine the Great and subsequent Roman Emperors of the 4th century – visit inside the Imperial Baths from Late Antiquity, where walls still stand over 65 ft (20 m) high, including the extensive subterranean service passages – visit inside the Roman Amphitheater, where the Emperor provided entertainment for the people under the motto “bread and circuses.” Tour ends there.

Duration:
approx. 3 hours

Meeting point:
Tourist Information Trier or by agreement

Fee:
€ 140.00 in German / € 150.00 in other languages plus entrance fees for the Imperial Baths and Amphitheater

Booking address:
Trier Tourismus und Marketing GmbH - Tourist Information Trier, An der Porta Nigra, 54290 Trier
tel. +49 651 9780820 or 9780821 or 9780852, fax +49 651 9780859,
e-mail: tours@trier-info.de

The booking order must be in writing (by e-mail, booking form, fax or letter). Bookings are possible only with your complete address.

Contact persons:

  • Petra Becker
    Petra Becker
  • Martina Hölzemer
    Martina Hölzmer

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