The Oldest City in Germany – Trier

Germany, Trier Guide (B): The Oldest City in Germany – Trier

One sunny January morning, Friday to be precise, we set out for a day road trip to explore the beautiful Rhineland-Palatinate state in Western Germany. The main attraction that led us there was one of the most beautiful castles in Germany. Nope, not the Neuschwanstein. Yes, the Eltz Castle! But let’s take a pause in this topic – Eltz awesomeness deserves a separate story, and we will tell you it in the near future. There is something we need to share before it. Few days ago L. introduced you to Cochem and today we’d like to present the historically significant city of Trier.

Probably what’s most important about Trier is that it’s considered to be the oldest city in Germany. It was founded in the late-4th century BC by Celts. I’m not really sure who Celts are, but they immediately associate with Ireland and Vikings. As I Googled It, turns out I’m not the only dummy who thinks Celts and Vikings are similar, though they’re not. But maybe we’ll talk about this later when we’re visiting Ireland or Scandinavia.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Oldest City in Germany – Trier
Guide Location: Germany » Trier
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Porta Nigra   Grote Markt   St. George’s Fountain   Electoral Palace   Constantine Basilica   Cathedral of Trier  
Author: Paulius Bakanauskas
Read it on author's website: http://travelerschild.com/trier/