I wanted to share the second part of our visit to Trier. There are just too many beautiful monuments to leave out. My second favourite spot was the Aula Palatina or Basilica of Constantine.
It's a Roman palace basilica that was built by emperor Constantine at the beginning of the 4th century. Back in the days, it was the throne hall of Constantine, but now it's used as a Protestant church. The basilica contains the largest extant hall from antiquity and has a length of 67 m, a width of 26,05 m and a height of 33 m. In one word: breathtaking!
We also visited the Rheinisches Landesmuseum: a beautiful museum, filled with artifacts they found at Trier and its surroundings. It's is one of the two most important German archaeological museums for the Roman period, along with the Römisch-Germanisches Museum in Cologne.
And if you still haven't had enough of our Roman friends, you can explore ruins of three Roman baths, among them the largest Roman baths north of the Alps, an amphitheatre and the Römerbrucke (a second century AD Roman bridge) across the Moselle, which is still crossed by modern day traffic.
Trier (or Treves) truly was a great city to visit and while I envisioned it differently, it's still worth the trip. Next time we go back to the Moselle region, it will be definitely on my see again list.
Have a great day!