11 Facts About Trier


Trier was one of the four capitals of the Roman Empire during the Tetrarchy period in the late 3rd and early 4th centuries.

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The archbishop-elector of Trier had great significance as one of the seven electors of the Holy Roman Empire.

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The bishops of the city grew increasingly powerful and the Archbishopric of Trier was recognized as an electorate of the empire, one of the most powerful states of Germany.

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The university, dissolved in 1797, was restarted in the 1970s, while the Cathedral of Trier was reopened in 1974 after undergoing substantial and long-lasting renovations.

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Trier sits in a hollow midway along the Moselle valley, with the most significant portion of the city on the east bank of the river.

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Trier has an oceanic climate, but with greater extremes than the marine versions of northern Germany.

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Trier is known for its well-preserved Roman and medieval buildings, which include:.

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Trier is home to the University of Trier, founded in 1473, closed in 1796 and restarted in 1970.

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Trier has a municipal theatre, Theater Trier, for musical theatre, plays and dance.

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Trier station has direct railway connections to many cities in the region.

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Trier is a fellow member of the QuattroPole union of cities, along with Luxembourg, Saarbrucken and Metz .

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