Trier’s most famous landmark will set you in awe. The Porta Nigra (black gate) was erected around 180 AD and today is the best preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps. Composed of 7.200 gigantic sandstone block, the solid structure survived centuries of repurposing and reconstruction and in its time served as the residence of Saint Simeon of Trier in the 11th century and after his death was used as a church. In 1803, Napoleon ordered the Porta Nigra to be restored to its original form.
Porta Nigra, Porta-Nigra-Platz, Trier, Germany +49 651 978080