Forum Baths (Viehmarktthermen)

  • Trier

Modern architecture by star architect Oswald M. Ungers as a "window" onto the city's history. But don't just look down – go inside!

This excavated ruins in the middle of Trier's city centre offers a very unusual spatial experience. The modern glass cube sits like a gigantic museum showcase high above the historic walls beneath the Viehmarktplatz. Step inside and you'll stroll like a little ant through Trier's city history. The building owes its name to a large Roman baths complex, but in the Middle Ages people left behind only a few walls. Instead, they dug rubbish pits, which tell us quite a lot about their everyday lives. It is incredible to see the changes the site has undergone through the centuries since the city was founded. Archaeologists have found the foundations of Roman houses and an enigmatic large building, the remains of a Jewish cemetery and a monastery garden, streets and drains, as well as the cellars of a Baroque Capuchin monastery. Around 1800, a cattle market was built over everything, but it too is long since history. Today, the square and the cube have a modern, urban look. A unique place for events.

A station on the Roads of the Romans.

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Viehmarktplatz

54290 Trier

DE


Phone: (0049) 651 9941057

Fax: (0049) 651 994270

E-mail:

Website: www.zentrum-der-antike.de

General information

Openings
Saturday, 14.05.2022 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday, 15.05.2022 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday, 17.05.2022 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday, 18.05.2022 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday, 19.05.2022 10:00 - 17:00
Friday, 20.05.2022 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday, 21.05.2022 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday, 22.05.2022 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday, 24.05.2022 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday, 25.05.2022 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday to Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Closed on Monday
Dayoff

Monday


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