Trier City Sightseeing Tour

Kaiserthermen Trier

Friends, Germans, Countrymen: Visit Germany’s Oldest City

Sitting on the banks of the Moselle River, Trier is the oldest city in Germany dating back to around 16 BC. Known for its monuments and a unique history involving an Assyrian prince, Trier also has the dubious honor of being the birthplace of Karl Marx.

Your bus tour takes 60 minutes, offering an introduction to the city and seven stops along its route. Highlights include the Porta Nigra, the Roman City Gate from the 2nd century; an Amphitheater which showcases re-enactments of gladiator contests during summer; and a stop at Konstantin-Basilika & Kaiserthermen, the second-largest enclosed Roman building in the world where you can stroll the Palace Garden and Imperial Baths.

Trier is well accessed by train from other popular German cities, but only Trier can claim to be the oldest. Come experience the antiquity.

Here’s what’s included:

    • A voucher valid for 1 day on a Hop on/Hop off open-air double-decker tour bus
    • 7 stops throughout Trier and departures every 30 minutes 
    • English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Chinese commentary



    • Child rates are valid for children ages 5-15.
    • Exchange the Rail Europe voucher for your Trier City Sightseeing tour.
    • Special savings option allows you to purchase just one pass that will cover 2 adults and up to 3 children.
    • Tour Operates from April 4 - October 31.
    • Hours of Operation from: 10:00am - 5:00pm.
    • Voucher must be exchanged within 3 months of the date of purchase.
    • Some buses may be wheelchair accessible. Please inquire locally.
    • Prices are subject to change.
Where are the bus stops located and what landmarks can I reach from each stop?

  • Porta Nigra: Roman City Gate from beginning of 2nd century, Tourist Information, Trier Historical Museum.
  • Zurlaubener Ufer: Offers quaint restaurants / cafés / bistros by the river or options to take boat rides on the Mosel river.
  • Barbarathermen: Ruins of oldest Roman baths in Trier which date back to 2nd century
  • Petrisberg: Adventure Playground, Wine Trail with an educational opportunity.
  • Amphitheatre: Roman amphitheater offers a re-enactments of gladiatorial contests in the summer and an option to walk to the Imperial Baths.
  • Konstantin-Basilika & Kaiserthermen: Konstantin-Basilika is a Roman building from 3rd century AD which was built as a throne room for emperor Konstantin. This is the second largest enclosed Roman building in the world. You can stroll through the Palace Garden to Imperial Baths and view the well preserved spa with a vast maze of well preserved catacombs.  You even have the option to walk to Cathedral of Trier.
  • Karl-Marx House & Thermen: Karl-Marx House is the birthplace and museum of Karl Marx, the father of Socialism. Viehmarkt Thermen is the 3rd Roman bath house in Trier. It was built in the 4th century AD and was discovered in 1987 when an underground parking garage was being built. A large pedestrian zone which stretches all the way to Porta Nigra can be accessed from this stop.