It was a great pleasure for us to spend some time with the Lemonicks in Trier.
The Lemonicks, these are Nisha and Vasu, a charming Indian couple from Mumbai. Just like us, they love to travel, to collect many beautiful memories.
Nisha is a famous Indian travel blogger. In the meantime, Vasu, an avid photographer, has ended its corporate career and joined her. We met them the first time in Bangkok.
When we heard that they will be in Europe the next months, we invited them to visit Ursula’s hometown, Trier. We were very pleased that they found the time during their stay in Frankfurt.
Discovery tour in Trier
Trier is the oldest town in Germany and looks back at a more than 2000-year story. The Romans have left remarkable traces in this town, especially after Constantine the Great moved his seat of government there.
We begin our tour on the Petrisberg, from where you have a wonderful panorama view of the city.
Particularly the Cathedral of Trier and Constantine Basilica, Constantine’s former throne room, stand out. One also sees the Porta Nigra, the former city gate, the Trier Imperial Baths as well as the Roman amphitheater. All these buildings are on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites.
In southern direction is the Abby St. Matthias. It is said to be the burial place of the apostle Matthias.
After the first look, we go to the center of the city, but at the Main Market, it starts to rain. So we decide to make a tour of the churches of Trier.
We start in the Cathedral of Trier, which houses the Seamless Robe of Jesus and continue to the Church of Our Lady.
As it is still raining, we got to the Constantine Basilica. The impressive interior is 27.2 m wide, 33 m high and 67 m long, with the entrance hall even 75.
It is the largest still existing single room of the ancient world. Today, the Constantine Basilica serves as an evangelical church.
In 2014, one provided the church with a new organ with 82 registers, over 6,000 pipes.
Next station is the Porta Nigra, the landmark of Trier. We go inside and enjoy the view from above.
When we are back in the pedestrian zone, Vasu notices a memorial plaque commemorating the women and men who were unjustly tortured and killed as witches in the Middle Ages.
The weather has brightened up a little. So we can make a trip to the St. Mary’s Column. It lies on a hill in the west of the city. From here you have a beautiful view of Trier and the Moselle. The Roman bridge was the first bridge that spanned the Mosel.
Unfortunately, the day is drawing to the end again so that we must say goodbye to our friends and hope to see them again.
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