Trier Cathedral Trier, Germany 1035
Originally built by Emperor Constantine in 326, Trier Cathedral is the oldest church in Germany. The handsome Romanesque building houses plenty of historic art, an excellent treasury, and an important relic that still receives many pilgrims: the Holy Robe of Christ.
Quick Facts Quick Facts on Trier Cathedral
- Go Historic ID
- Trier CathedralDom St PeterDom zu TrierTrierer Dom
- 49.756221° N, 6.643821° E
- main dates
- 1035 constructed
Overviewby Holly Hayes
October 8, 2011
The cathedral's interior combines a Romanesque structure with baroque decoration and Gothic vaulting and archways. It is laid out as a triple-nave, two-choir basilica with a transept and six towers. Portions of Constantine's church can be seen in a central section, with the original walls rising up to a height of 26 m (86 ft). Just outside a door on the south side of the church is a huge piece of a granite column from Constantine's church. Over the south door (on the inside) is a magnificent Romanesque tympanum depicting Christ between the Virgin and St. Peter. continue reading →
Christmas Market and Snowy Sightseeing in TrierPosted December 1, 2010 by Holly Hayes Part of: UK and Western Europe
We had a nice time in Trier. It has lots of ancient Roman stuff, an old cathedral, great museums, a good Christmas market, and it snowed throughout the day. Unfortunately, the snow did not fall in big, slow flakes, but tiny icy flakes that seemed to drive straight into our faces no matter which direction we were…
TrierPosted January 4, 2008 by Holly Hayes Part of: Winter in Germany
Sunset on Trier Cathedral Happy New Year! On January 2 we drove down to Trier, which is southwest of us and close to the Luxembourg border. We have been there before (during a 2005 Christmas trip), but we missed a few things and it deserved a repeat trip with better cameras. And the weather forecast was clear and…
- Official Website of Trier Cathedral. Web. Official website.