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Trier Cathedral
Dom St Peter
Dom zu Trier
Trierer Dom
49.756221° N, 6.643821° E
main dates
1035 constructed

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Essays on Trier Cathedral

  • Overview

    by 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 →

Blog Posts on Trier Cathedral

  • Christmas Market and Snowy Sightseeing in Trier

    Posted 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…

  • Trier

    Posted 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…

Bibliography of Trier Cathedral

  1. Official Website of Trier Cathedral. Web. Official website.

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