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Trier market square
Trier market square
Author: Berthold Werner (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)




Trier is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Germany. Located on the banks of the river Moselle, it is regarded as the oldest city in Germany, having been established as early as 16 BC.

The city of Trier is located on the western part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, near the borders with Luxembourg. There are numerous Roman ruins that are well preserved in Trier. Among the most important heritage structures in Trier includes the Cathedral of St Peter (Dom St Peter) and the Church of Our Lady in Trier (Liebfrauenkirche).

Trier was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 10th session of the World Heritage Committee convened at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, on 24 - 28 November, 1986.

Photos of Trier

Cathedral of St Peter, Trier
Cathedral of St Peter, Trier
Author: Berthold Werner (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5 Generic)

Church of Our Lady, Trier
Church of Our Lady, Trier
Author: Berthold Werner (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 49 45 07.0 E 6 37 34.8
Inscription Year: 1986
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, III, IV, VI


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