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Cruises to Trier

Trier (Photo:S-F/Shutterstock)

About Trier

Founded by the Roman emperor Augustus around 16 BC, Trier is now the oldest city in Germany. Consequently, it has more Roman architectural relics than anywhere else in Germany and these are the oldest Roman ruins outside of Rome. The ruins, combined with the Cathedral of St. Peter and the Church of Our Lady in Trier, earned a designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. The city's center is easily walkable with many of its main attractions within a 20-minute stroll of each other.

Outside of its Roman origins, Trier is also known as the birthplace of Karl Marx and you can visit the house in which he was born to learn more about his life and his Communist Manifesto.

Found on just about any river cruise itinerary that sails the Moselle River, Trier is also a thriving university city with lots of options for dining and shopping.

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Viking Idi
Viking Idi

11 Night
Cities Of LightDetails

Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Idi
Viking Idi

11 Night
Cities Of LightDetails

Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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11 Night
Paris To The Swiss AlpsDetails

Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Alsvin
Viking Alsvin

11 Night
Paris To The Swiss AlpsDetails

Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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11 Night
Paris To The Swiss AlpsDetails

Leaving:Zurich
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Paris To The Swiss AlpsDetails

Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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9 Night
Rhine & MoselleDetails

Leaving:Strasbourg
Cruise Line:Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
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An Exceptional Cruise Through The Fairytale-like,...Details

Leaving:Trier
Cruise Line:CroisiEurope
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7 Night
Europe’s Rivers & CastlesDetails

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:AmaWaterways
Oct 10, 2023
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11 Night
Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden-badenDetails

Leaving:Frankfurt
Cruise Line:Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
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9 Night
Rhine & MoselleDetails

Leaving:Frankfurt
Cruise Line:Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
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4 Rivers: The Neckar, Romantic Rhine, Moselle, And...Details

Leaving:Mannheim
Cruise Line:CroisiEurope
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14 Night
Discover The Vineyards Of The Rhine & MoselleDetails

Leaving:Bernkastel
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Oct 9, 2022
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Legendary Rhine & MoselleDetails

Leaving:Bernkastel
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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7 Night
Legendary Rhine & MoselleDetails

Leaving:Bernkastel
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Why go to Trier?

Pros:

This is the oldest city in Germany and is home to the oldest Roman ruins outside of Rome

Cons:

The city can get quite crowded with tourists during peak season between May and September

Bottom Line:

Trier is an interesting destination with lots of history and plenty of sights to explore

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

The euro is the official currency. Credit cards are widely accepted and there are numerous ATMs in the city. For up-to-date currency exchange rates, visit www.xe.com.

Language?

The official language in Trier is German, but most people, particularly in restaurants and shops, speak English.


Trier Cruise Reviews
The city tour took in all the sites, the Roman church, other more modern cathedrals, Porte Nigra. There was too much time in the city center due to the variability of the ships schedule through the locks. This tripRead More
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JandJ Travelers
Lovely old town, also a bit warm when we were there, but plenty of cafes and bars. Well worth the visit. Pity that we were moored in a commercial dock 20 miles or so from the city.Read More
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Richard56
Nice town.Read More
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Badcruisenono
I love Trier lots to see guide was adequateRead More
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