Trier Amphitheater

Trier, Germany

The Roman Amphitheater in Trier is designated as part of the Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier UNESCO World Heritage Site. The arena, built in the 2nd century A.D. for cruel games with gladiators and animals, had a seating capacity of about 20,000. When you enter the premises you walk through the ruins of the entrance gate. This was used as a quarry in the Middle Ages. The arena itself is surrounded by a protecting wall with openings for animal cages. Underneath the arena is a vast cellar where, in Roman times, prisoners sentenced to death were kept alongside exotic wild animals like African lions or Asian tigers.

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Bergstraße 35, Trier, Germany
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Founded: 100-200 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Germany
Historical period: Germanic Tribes (Germany)

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4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Soren Riis (17 months ago)
Super Roman theatre. Fantastic underground escavated ruins. Worth seeing.
Mirzo B (17 months ago)
I visited this place in 2010, it's amazing! I am proud of it! We listened to symphony #9 Bah, very gorgeous!
Tristan Amer (2 years ago)
The idea that this is still standing from around 700 AD is incredible!
Paul Robertson (2 years ago)
Old Roman amphitheatre close to the center of the city. Once you get a ticket, you can wander around the place and read about the history while enjoying the building skills of the Romans, or what's left of it after medieval times reused some of the stonework for other projects. Worth a look
Robert Meechan (2 years ago)
Well maintained and presented historical site. I come from an area of the UK named ‘roman country’ and enjoyed the amphitheater very much. Doesn’t cost much to enter either!
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