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Roman Imperial Throne Room (Konstantin-Basilika) (UNESCO World Heritage)

Church/Chapel · Moseltal
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The so-called Basilika, Constantine's throne room, is the largest surviving single-room structure from Roman times. The Romans wanted the architecture to express the magnificence and might of the emperor. Unbelievable size: 27 m (90 ft) wide, 33 m (108 ft) high, and 67 m (220 ft) long - with an adjoining hall outside even 75 m (250 ft). This depth is magnified by an optical illusion - both the windows of the apse as well as the niches underneath become progressively smaller towards the middle, thus enhancing the impression of length. Later on, the archbishop used it as his administrative center and it was enlarged by three palace wings after 1614 (Rococo wing remodeled in 1761 by J. Seitz, sculptures by F. Tietz; today District Administration, see back cover). Since the middle of the 19th century, it has been used as the first and oldest Protestant church in Catholic Trier with a splendid organ answered by a seven-second echo. Protestant church "Zum Erloeser" Weberbach / Konstantinplatz 54290 Trier, Germany tel. +49 651 42570 www.konstantin-basilika.de
The basilica (approx.310 AD), throne room of Emperor Constantine and a UNESCO world heritage site, is the biggest single room to survive since Roman times. An architectural expression of the emperor's power and might, the organ's echo lasts 7 seconds

Opening hours

November - März: Montag - Samstag 10 - 12 Uhr und 14 - 16 Uhr Sonntag / Feiertag 13 - 16 Uhr April - Oktober: Montag - Samstag 10 - 18 Uhr Sonntag / Feiertag 13 - 16 Uhr

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Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
313.5 km
137:05 h
8775 m
8816 m
17.2 km
5:15 h
469 m
516 m
23.6 km
6:26 h
320 m
386 m
23.4 km
7:01 h
510 m
693 m
13.5 km
4:00 h
265 m
306 m
17.7 km
5:50 h
637 m
631 m
15.3 km
3:30 h
381 m
390 m
80 km
7:00 h
665 m
677 m
123.1 km
30:00 h
2048 m
2004 m
201.9 km
56:29 h
3683 m
3590 m
218.9 km
60:42 h
4682 m
4684 m
Viezstraße  ›
153.5 km
2:12 h
2040 m
2076 m
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Roman Imperial Throne Room (Konstantin-Basilika) (UNESCO World Heritage)

Weberbach / Konstantinplatz 
54290 Trier
Phone (0049) 651 42570

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7:00 h
665 m
677 m
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30:00 h
2048 m
2004 m
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56:29 h
3683 m
3590 m
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4682 m
4684 m
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