Trier Museums Walk, Trier (Self Guided)

Trier is the oldest city in Germany. Before the Christian Era, it was the capital city of the local Roman province. An old history, rich in events, gave way to the creation of a number of extremely interesting museums. Take this walk in order to see some of them.
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Trier Museums Walk Map

Guide Name: Trier Museums Walk
Guide Location: Germany » Trier (See other walking tours in Trier)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Author: alice
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Kunstverein Trier Junge Kunst

1) Kunstverein Trier Junge Kunst

Kunstverein Trier Junge Kunst was established in 1985 and it promotes and organizes exhibitions of modern visual arts as well as classical art. The Kunstverein Trier Junge Kunst has a gallery on Karl-Marx Street and holds about ten exhibitions per year within its gallery as well as in other locations. The Kunstverein Trier Junge Kunst displays mostly artists from Trier, but it also organizes exhibitions of artists outside the city and exhibitions of artists of other regions of Germany within the city of Trier. At their exhibitions, new and modern forms of visual art can be displayed.
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Karl Marx House

2) Karl Marx House (must see)

The Karl Marx House museum is the house in which Karl Marx was born in 1818, it is now a museum. The significance of the house went unnoticed until 1904, at which point the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) worked hard to buy it, succeeding in 1928. After the Nazi party came to power in 1933 the building was confiscated and turned into a printing house.

On May 5, 1947 the building was opened as a museum of the life and works of Karl Marx. In 1968 it was integrated into the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, a charity foundation closely aligned with the SPD. On March 14, 1983, on the 100th anniversary of Marx's death, the museum was re-opened after a year-long renovation that expanded it to three floors.

In 2005, the Karl Marx House museum was again closed for three months. The re-inagauration, on June 9, was attended by such celebrities as Anke Fuchs, Franz Müntefering, Kurt Beck, and Helmut Schröer. The exhibition now also includes the history of communism in the Soviet Union, China, Central and Eastern Europe. The Karl Marx House museum currently receives about 32,000 visitors a year.

Operating hours:

April – October: Monday: 2 pm – 6 pm; Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm;

November – March: Monday: 2 pm – 5 pm; Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 5 pm

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum)

3) Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum)

Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum) is a very interesting museum for children as well as for adults. The oldest toys are more than two hundred years old and the newest ones are from modern days. The collection is large and consists of dolls, cars, electrical trains, animals and many other items. It is definitely a place worth visiting in Trier.
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Trier City Museum

4) Trier City Museum (must see)

Trier City Museum is located next to the Porta Nigra and it tells the history of Trier and the history of the arts of the region for more then 2000 years. The collection of the museum is outstanding and covers more then 1000 square meters. It contains objects of art, objects of daily life, religious artifacts and other memorabilia. The majority of the displayed objects was donated by the people of Trier. The exhibitions are very interesting and they have interactive areas, audio and video presentations. The museum has a very interesting miniature of Trier during Roman times. It is a place where adults as well as kids will feel great. On the grounds of the museum there is a restaurant and the building is adjusted for visitation by people with disabilities.
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Diocesan Museum

5) Diocesan Museum (must see)

Diocesan Museum is one of the most interesting places to visit in Trier. It is located near the Dom and withholds an outstanding collection of religious artifacts and other fascinating art works dating from the Roman and Medieval periods. The most interesting piece in their collection is a fresco that was in the former imperial palace that stood where the Dom is now. They also have paintings that belonged to St. Maximin church during the 9th century.
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Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum)

6) Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) (must see)

Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) is one of the most interesting museums of Trier. It is a history and archaeology museum and is one of the most popular in the country. It was established in 1877 and it shows the development of the history and culture of the city. The artifacts and art works date back to the Roman period and end with modern times. The exhibitions are grouped in four sections. The memorabilia is very interesting and the largest part tells about the Roman period.

Walking Tours in Trier, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Trier

Create Your Own Walk in Trier

Creating your own self-guided walk in Trier is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Trier Shopping Walk

Trier Shopping Walk

Trier is a great place for a great shopping adventure. The city offers a variety of shopping options, either for yourself or as a gift. Among the hottest spots beloved by art hunters are Semionstrasse, Neustrassse and Hauptmarkt. Take this walk through the most popular shopping venues of Trier and enjoy the experience.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Trier Beautiful Architecture Walk

Trier Beautiful Architecture Walk

Trier is a settlement that has a history dating back to ancient times. It is very famous for being the capital of a Roman province during the Roman Empire. The long history of the city made Trier one of the most beautiful cities in Germany from an architectural point of view. Trier has numerous beautiful architectural buildings that feature various architectural styles and eras. Take the guided...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Trier Religious Sights Walk

Trier Religious Sights Walk

Trier has a long history of Christianity. It is the birth place of Saint Ambrose and the resting place of Saint Paulinus. The Trier Bishops were some of the most powerful men during the Middle ages. This city has a number of fascinating religious structures. Take the walking tour to see some of the most amazing religious buildings not only in Trier, but in Germany as well.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Historic Landmarks of Trier

Historic Landmarks of Trier

Trier is a beautiful city located on the banks of the Moselle River. It is a city with a lot of ancient and modern landmarks and beautiful structures that display not only the development of Trier, but also the development of Europe. Take this walk and follow the history of the city of Trier from ancient times to the present through its most interesting landmarks.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Set in the southwest of Germany amid the Moselle wine region, the city of Trier has been in place since the Roman times, attesting to which are a number of well-kept Roman structures, including the Black Gate (Porta Nigra), the ruins of Roman baths, and Römerbrücke - a stone bridge over the Moselle River. Among Trier’s other notable sights is undoubtedly St. Peter's Cathedral (aka Trier...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Trier for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Trier has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Trier, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.