The Romans as Builders and Craftsmen

The Romans used different techniques and construction materials for their large structures. They erected splendid buildings with tight-fitting sandstone blocks, with bricks, or with stone and mortar, “opus caementitium.” How did they raise and work the stone blocks weighing at least a ton? What was the purpose of the “wolf holes”? These questions and many other interesting details will be answered in a walking tour that leads from the Porta Nigra to the Cathedral – then to the Palastaula (Basilika: Roman Imperial Throne Room) (inside), and the Imperial Baths (inside), all the way to the Amphitheater (inside). Ancient craftsmanship will come alive!

Duration:
approx. 4 hours

Meeting point:
Tourist Information Trier or by agreement

Fee:
€ 180.00 in German / € 190.00 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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