A Tour of Trier – The Porta Nigra

So I’ve been in Germany for a few days now, but I haven’t really done a whole lot of sight-seeing.  I’m enjoying 2 weeks of hard-earned PTO out here spending time with Ms. Müller, and doing, well, nothing.  And it’s been delightful.  There have been a couple of trips from her little village into Cologne for a peek at some apartments, trivia night at the local hard rock bar, and seeing my first movie out here.

It’s been a delightful little break, and there’s a little more on the agenda for the next few days, but as of yet, I haven’t really seen anything I haven’t already seen and shared with you all…

So, I dipped into the pre-blog bank of pictures and found some from what I think was my 2nd trip out here.  My plane got into Frankfurt pretty early, and I had a day to kill before heading off to the work-site.  As usual, I googled some shit and figured out I wasn’t too far from Trier.  Located in far western Germany, apparently this little place is the oldest continuously-occupied city in the country.  It dates back to the Gauls before the birth of Christ, bears a distinctly Roman stamp from when they occupied the area, and has plenty your standard German architecture.  The result is a pretty neat place that’s damn full of history.

Google also told me about The Porta Negra, or black gate.  Apparently, ” [it] is a large Roman city gate in Trier, Germany. It is today the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps and has been designated a World Heritage Site” so I went and found it.  I highly recommend that you do what I didn’t and read up on the place.  It’s interesting stuff.  Anyway, here’s what I saw during my jet-lagged little day-trip:

That’s all from Trier for today.  Come back soon for the Trier Palace and the old Roman amphitheater…

Don’t be a stranger.

-B. Littleton

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  1. Pingback: Trier, Germany | They Call Me Loopy

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