Trier, Germany, is a 2,000-year-old Roman city near Luxembourg. It was home to six Roman emperors and has many ruins, including the impressive Porta Nigra, a four-story stone gate that was once part of the city's walls. It is also the birthplace of Karl Marx (Bruckenstrasse 10) and is a university town with a lively nightlife and interesting Franco-German cuisine.
Located 143 mi/230 km west of Frankfurt, it's well worth a day trip. If time permits, consider the boat trip up the Moselle to the... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.