Trier, Germany – post 6

Our first port after getting on board, Trier Germany.

There were two morning tours, one for Roman history and the other a tour of Trier.  The group split up and selected the tours that suited them.

Driving through the city we saw this monument next to a church.

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Our guide took us up a hillside with a view down onto the city.  TRIER-1

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we started our walking tour next to Porta Nigra, this is the northern gateway of the Roman city constructed in the 2nd century.  It was later used as a church.

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TRIER-16walking through this to market square – Hauptmarkt dating from 958 – showing the tower (1507) of the Churxh of St Gangolph.

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to Three Kings House

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We stopped at Cathedral and Church of Our Lady
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the church used to be larger, its shape changing over the centuries.

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do not step on this placque as it will rain (so they say)

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And some of the Roman ruins

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The Electoral PalaceTRIER-18

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loved the pattern in the cobblestones

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Doorways, alleyways and shops

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and stonework

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back to our ship for lunch and then some of us are going to a side trip to Luxembourg.

 

 

 

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