The Liebfrauenkirche is one of the oldest Gothic churches in Germany. It is believed to date back to the 13th Century. The church has a floor plan consisting of eight rounded altar niches resembling a twelve-petaled rose, a symbol of the Virgin Mary. The architecture of the church is simply beautiful and it is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The church conducts regular services and prayers and is an active parish church.
The Cathedral of Saint Peter or Trierer Dom is regarded as one of the oldest churches in Germany. Built on the ruins of a Roman building, this cathedral has earned a place as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cathedral is most noted for its unique style of architecture, which is influenced by the number of renovations done through its existence.
Porta Nigra (translated as Black Gate) in the ancient city of Trier is a 2nd-century Roman city gate which, today, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Roman city, at that time, was surrounded by walls and was an important trading center, significant enough to be referred to as the 'second Rome'. The Porta Nigra formed the northern entrance to the city and is the only surviving of the four gates as it was converted into a church dedicated to St. Simeon in the 11th Century. Porta Nigra was reverted to its medieval appearance and function as a gate by Napoleon in 1803. The Porta, as it is locally referred to, stands at a height of 90 feet (27 meters) and is made up of sandstone blocks connected by iron rods. The entrance to the gate is marked by a small courtyard and a two-story tower with galleries.
Since the medieval era, Hauptmarkt has been the central market square of this city. Its location seems like it has been taken straight from a postcard, thanks to the magnificent buildings that surround this square. The square offers access to many important buildings of the city. The highlight of this place is the beautiful late 16th-century fountain that depicts St. Peter along with the four cardinal virtues. Apart from taking in the remarkable Renaissance and Baroque architectural marvels, one can also indulge in some street shopping here.
Also known as the Electoral Palace, the Kurfurstliches Palais is one of the finest manifestations of Rococo and Renaissance architecture in Trier. Dating back to the 17th century, this palace has undergone numerous additions over the centuries and suffered tragic destruction during the Second World War. However, the city authorities did a wonderful job with restorations and even the upkeep of the sprawling park grounds. A host to government offices, it can be hired for private and social events too.
The Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier is a fascinating archaeological museum in Trier. It houses collections from the Stone Age and the Roman Era. The museum has good facilities for its visitors and offers guided tours. Some of the museum's wide range of collections include Roman sculptures, artifacts from early middle ages, mosaics, frescoes and many more. There is a lovely little cafe where all visitors can savor delectable dishes.
Set against the backdrop of lush green mountains, St. Anna Kirche is located in the wine growing region of Trier. Built in the late 19th century, this simple church is all about minimalistic interiors.
St Paulinus's Church is a fine example of classic Baroque architecture. Located in the northeast part of the city, the church was originally built in the 18th Century. The intricately decorated interiors of the church are by the famous architect Johann Balthasar Neumann. Scenes from St Paulinus's life are depicted beautifully on the ceiling of this church. A religious place that is active even today, it hosts organ recitals which are attended by locals as well as tourists.
Situated on the Rue de la Congrégation in the old city of Luxembourg, the Protestant church of Trinity was founded in 1817. Earlier a chapel and an adjoining monastery formed its premises and it was not transformed into a Protestant church until 1817 when the garrison troops from Prussia changed it into one. It later became the church of the royal dynasty of Luxembourg and was donated many things from the then Duke of the area. It was once also used as a decadal temple and a fodder storage during the French Revolution.
Taking inspiration from Romanesque churches, Pfarrkirche St. Martin was built in the early 20th century and is a notable three-aisle basilica. Belonging to the Catholic denomination, this parish church is known for its impressive facade, its intricate brickwork and its gabled roof. The great state of preservation makes it one of the more historical landmarks in the city.