Trier Roman Amphitheatre may have been constructed as early as the first century AD, but was certainly in use by the second century.
Able to hold around 20,000 spectators, Trier Roman Amphitheatre would have been the site of fierce gladiatorial battles, also involving animals. In fact, tunnels have been found under Trier Roman Amphitheatre which would have been used to house these animals together with unfortunate prisoners of the Roman Empire.
Beautifully preserved, the Roman Amphitheatre of Trier now hosts open-air events and even the city’s antiquity festival. It is part of Trier’s UNESCO World Heritage sites list.
The Roman Amphitheatre of Trier is located in the south of the city. Trier, which is approx. 200km west of Frankfurt (which has an international airport) can be reached by train from Luxembourg (1 hr), Frankfurt (3.5 hrs via Koblenz or Saarbruecken). Frankfiurt-Hanh Airport is 70km west.
Open daily, 9am-6pm. (to 5pm Oct and Mar; 4pm Nov-Feb). Entry costs €3 for adults. Discounts available.
Trier Roman Amphitheatre, Bergstraße, 54295 Trier, Germany
+49 651 978080
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