Porta Nigra

The Porta Nigra is simply amazing: a decorated and well-preserved Roman city gate at Trier. You can enter the building and climb up three floors to enjoy the architecture and wonderful views on the city. The gate to the city Augusta Treverorum was built from the year 170 CE on, but it was never finished.

The entrance fee is currently four Euros. The name ‘black gate’ (Porta Nigra) probably goes back to the dark color of the used sandstone. Since 1986 the Porta Nigra is preserved as a UNESCO world heritage site. The iconic gate was several times used on stamps, last time in 2002.

Porta Nigra

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