Barbara Baths

Trier, Germany

The Barbara Baths (Barbarathermen) are a large Roman bath complex designated as part of the Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Barbara Baths were built in the second century AD. The extensive ruins were used as a castle in the Middle Ages, then torn down and recycled as building material until the remains were used for constructing a Jesuit College in 1610.

Only the foundations and the subterranean service tunnels have survived, but the technical details of the sewer systems, the furnaces, the pools, and the heating system can be studied better than in the other two baths of Trier.

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Südallee 48, Trier, Germany
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Details

Founded: 100-200 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Germany
Historical period: Germanic Tribes (Germany)

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Ranajit Banerjee (7 months ago)
Brilliant archeological site depicting the history of trier as one of the provincial seats of the Roman Empire Entry is €4 per adult and you can take your pet along for free They will provide information brochure at the reception using which you can find out about the rich history and the function of each of the sectors in the area Definitely recommend
Marco Alexander (7 months ago)
It is an important and must go place if you like history
Rio Jer (13 months ago)
Nice historical spot , not that much to see
B D (14 months ago)
Great place to passby and learn some things about Roman ingenuity and culture. Good descriptions and visualisations in form of a learning a path.
Ed Golda (15 months ago)
Take a long walk around Tier, it is a side location but still worth to see an ancient heritage.
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