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

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This monumental building is the largest surviving pillarless room from the ancient world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You just have to see it!

Do you want to understand how tiny you felt when you stood in front of the Roman emperor? Then visit the Basilica of Constantine in Trier, the former throne room of Constantine the Great and centrepiece of the palace district. Imagine entering the room as a foreign envoy. The ceiling hovers 33 metres above you. Some 60 metres in front of you, the Emperor sits on his throne, raised up in a semi-circular apse. The interior is furnished with precious marble, ornate mosaics and statues and is, of course, pleasantly heated. The windows are glazed.
The end came with the Barbarian Invasions. Partially destroyed by the Franks, the building was transformed into a castle in the Middle Ages, and later the walls were reused for the residence of the archbishops and electors of Trier. The large Electoral Palace is still closely associated with the basilica today. It was the Prussians who restored the building to its former monumental size in the 19th century and made it a Protestant place of worship – as a counterpart to the Catholic cathedral.

A station on the Roads of the Romans.

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Open Apr 01, 2021 through Oct 31, 2021 from Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat 10:00–12:00 .
Open Apr 01, 2021 through Oct 31, 2021 from 14:00–18:00.

April 01 to October 31, 2021:

Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sundays / public holidays: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Group tours are not allowed. The distance and hygiene rules must be observed. A medical health mask (surgical mask) or a mask of the standards KN95 / N95 or FFP2 must be worn. The Evangelical Church of the Redeemer - Constantine Basilica is closed for visits during church services or concerts.


49.753816, 6.643280
49°45'13.7"N 6°38'35.8"E
32U 330247 5513924
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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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