Trier Imperial Baths

Trier, Germany

The Trier Imperial Baths (Kaiserthermen) are a large Roman bath complex, designated as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The impressive ruins of the baths, along with the derelict rooms and the walls of previous structures, are among the most important to have been discovered in Trier. Today a visit to the thermal baths, which can also be explored below ground, is like stepping back in time. The walls of the hot bath (caldarium) are deservedly part of this famous landmark in Trier. After the one in Rome, the Imperial Thermal Baths and St. Barbara Roman Baths were once among the largest bathing complexes in the Roman empire. They were built in the first and second centuries AD.

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Kaiserstraße, Trier, Germany
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Founded: 0-200 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Germany
Historical period: Germanic Tribes (Germany)

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4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Joshua H (7 months ago)
Really neat experience as it's self guided and you get to walk the grounds and go underground inside the bathhouse, well what remains of it.
kim (9 months ago)
Great place to see the a Roman bath, there are signs around explain what used to be there and a little bit about how the bath was built! Definitely worth 4 Euro.
Lily List (10 months ago)
Super neat spot with fascinating history. Spent about an hour and a half here walking through the tunnels and reading about the history of the area. Inexpensive entry and has lots of information about the cite in several languages. There are bathrooms on-site that do not cost extra.
Nikki Rohde (OutThisDoor) (10 months ago)
The Kaiserthermen site is really a must see. The site is more extensive than we imagined so carve out a couple hours for it. To enter costs about 5 euro and there are several sections to see. The first area is the visitor’s center which has a 3-d model and a short film about the site that helps you to see it as it must have been in its heyday. The next section to see is the tower from which you can see the whole complex. It is three levels with an elevator or stairs. The next part is the above ground section. An active archeological dig is going on so you can see that progress and there is very interesting interpretive signage in German and English. The ground is mostly grass and packed dirt so it’s not smooth but still accessible. The last section to see is the underground area which is like a maze—so fun! It is accessed only by stairs. Once below, there are open skylights but also harsh shadows so you might want to bring a small flashlight. There are many passageways and rooms but only a little signage. We went on a weekday in September and only saw a couple other people visiting the site.
Zach Pickard (12 months ago)
4 euro fee, my small children were free. The underground tunnels and rooms were cool to see. Overall nice history.
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