Trier, Germany

Trier is a city of Roman ruins. You heard me right, Roman ruins in Germany. The Roman Empire was HUGE. Even in a modern day car it would take you at least 16 hours to drive from Rome to Trier. It is a very cute town and feels a lot like Italy (probably due to all the Roman remains that dominate the architectural style.)  We ate some yummy sushi for lunch and discovered that Jonah LOVES tofu, which is great because he won’t eat red meat.

In Trier is the oldest cathedral in the country. The cool thing about it is that it was built and added onto over such a long period of time that pretty much every architectural style is represented. In one spot you can see an old Roman column peaking through a newer column. The church has a “relic” inside, in a big fancy display room in a beautiful box, supposedly is Christ’s robes.

And of course, you can’t go to Trier without seeing the Porta Niagra, the very impressive old city gate. Roman architecture was all about making a big impression.

And then there was Nick’s favorite site to see in Trier, Karl Marx’s house. Nick is fascinated by Marx, he feels that his theories were brilliant, if only the world were more perfect!

There were also Constantine the Emporer’s bath houses remains there, but you had to pay to get in and we just peaked over the fence and called it good.

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