Cathedral Square/Cathedral City

  • Trier

As early as the Middle Ages, a district surrounded by a wall was formed around the cathedral, the center of which today is the cathedral and the newly designed Domfreihof with a magnificent view of the Romanesque west facade of the cathedral and the early Gothic Church of Our Lady. City palaces and cathedral curia in front of and behind the cathedral (with small alleyways and high walls) show that you are in a special part of town here - shaped by Christianity from late antiquity at the time of Emperor Constantine the Great to the present day.

Going back into the early Middle Ages, a wall defined an area surrounding the Cathedral, the close, whose center today comprises, along with the Cathedral, the recently redesigned Cathedral Square with the grandiose view onto the Romanesque west façade of the Cathedral and the Early Gothic Church of Our Lady. Town palaces, clergy houses in front of and behind the Cathedral (with narrow lanes and high walls) illustrate that here was a distinct quarter of the city, imbued with Christianity from the Late Antiquity of the Roman Emperor Constantine.

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54290 Trier


Phone: (0049) 651 9790790

Fax: (0049) 651 9790799


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