Photos: Trier, Germany 2


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Welcome to Part 2 of our Trier photo gallery. Founded by the Romans, Trier is Germany’s oldest city and the birthplace of Karl Marx. For more about Trier’s history and its many attractions, see: City Guide: Trier, Germany.

The Karl-Marx-Haus
Karl Marx was born in this house in 1818. Today it is a museum.


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The front of the Karl-Marx-Haus (Karl Marx Museum) in Trier.

Karl Marx Museum in Trier

Karl Marx was born in this house in Trier in 1818. The Karl-Marx-Haus is now a museum devoted to the life and works of the author of Das Kapital and the Communist Manifesto. PHOTO: Hyde Flippo


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A plaque on the front of the Karl-Marx-Haus notes the birth of Marx in 1818.

Karl Marx plaque

This plaque on the front of the Karl-Marx-Haus reads: “In this house, Karl Marx was born on 5 May 1818.” At that time, Trier had been German (Prussian) for only three years. Prior to 1815, Trier was part of France. PHOTO: Hyde Flippo


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This display in the Karl-Marx-Haus comments on the death of Marx in 1883.

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The exhibits in the Karl-Marx-Haus are all in German, but the free audio guide explains the information in English or other languages. The gravestone pictured on the right is found in London, where Karl Marx died in 1883. PHOTO: Hyde Flippo


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A view of the Karl-Marx-Haus courtyard.

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The Karl Marx Museum in Trier has a courtyard with a metal bust of the philosopher. PHOTO: Hyde Flippo

Roman Ruins 2
Roman ruins and artifacts abound in Trier. Don’t miss the Rheinisches Landesmuseum near the Roman baths.


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The Roman Kaiserthermen (Imperial Baths) in Trier.

Roman baths

You can tour the imperial Roman baths (Kaiserthermen) in Trier, which were the largest of the Roman baths in the city. The baths are only a short walk from the archaeological Rheinisches Landesmuseum (photo below). PHOTO: Hyde Flippo


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The Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Trier exhibits its extensive collection of Roman artifacts from the Mosel region, including the Column of Igel.

Rheinisches Landesmuseum

A reconstruction of the Column of Igel (Igeler Säule), complete with its original colorful decoration, stands in the courtyard of the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Trier. The original 23-meter tall Roman sandstone column, dating back to the 3rd century, still stands in the nearby town of Igel (from the Latin aquila for “eagle”). The column is topped with the figure of an eagle, although it has weathered so much, it is hard to recognize. PHOTO: Hyde Flippo


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The Neumagener Weinschiff (Neumagen wine ship) on display in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum.

Neumagener Weinschiff

The Neumagener Weinschiff (wine ship of Neumagen) on display in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Trier. Four of these Roman sandstone Weinschiffe were discovered in Neumagen, Germany in the late 1800s. Dating from about A.D. 220, the stone ships – laden with wine barrels and a symbolic crew – were used in pairs to mark the graves of distinguished wine merchants. A replica also stands in Neumagen-Drohn (on the Mosel), which claims to be Germany’s oldest wine-producing town. PHOTO: Hyde Flippo


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A Roman mosaic.

A Roman mosaic

An elaborate Roman mosaic on display in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Trier. PHOTO: Hyde Flippo


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The Rheinisches Landesmuseum has an interesting model of Trier as it looked in Roman times.

Roman model

This model on display in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum shows Trier as it was during Roman times. Notice the long wall that once surrounded the city, and the Porta Nigra gate in the backgound. PHOTO: Hyde Flippo


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Roman figures and coins on display in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum.

Roman coins

Roman figures and coins on display in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Trier. PHOTO: Hyde Flippo


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The Elector’s Palace and Palace Garden in Trier – with the Constantine Basilica in the background.

Elector's Palace

The pink Rococo Elector’s Palace, facing the Palace Garden park, was built in the 18th century. Today the Palace houses Trier city government offices. Part of the red-brick Constantine Basilica can be seen on the left. PHOTO: Hyde Flippo

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