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Roman Bridge (UNESCO World Heritage)

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Would you like to walk across an original Roman bridge over the Mosel? In Trier you can. And this bridge is even a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

In the past, anyone approaching the Roman metropolis of Trier from the Eifel side of the river would cross this very bridge and immediately have a magnificent view of the city, with its symmetrically laid-out streets and blocks of houses. The forum was in the line of sight, and in front of you on your right you could see the gigantic Barbarathermen baths, once the second largest baths complex in the entire Roman Empire. The streets have changed over time, and only a few – but still interesting – buildings remain. Only the Roman bridge still functions as an important crossing over the Mosel. When the town was founded around 17 BC under the Emperor Augustus, the Romans first built a wooden bridge on this site. A wooden cross section of an oak pile can still be seen today in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum here. It quite clearly proves that Trier is the oldest city in Germany! The wooden construction remained in use for about 90 years before being replaced by a stone bridge. The piers of a third ancient bridge are still preserved today.

A station on the Roads of the Romans.

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Open Feb 23, 2021 through Feb 23, 2050 from 07:00–21:00.
The bridge is accessible free


49.751903, 6.626672
49°45'06.9"N 6°37'36.0"E
32U 329044 5513749
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Roman Bridge (UNESCO World Heritage)

54290 Trier
Phone (0049) 651 978080 Fax (0049) 651 9780876

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