Trier is an old Roman city, in fact it is the oldest city in Germany. The Porta Nigra (black gate) was built by the Romans about A.D. 180 when Trier was a walled city, and the stone pilings of the Roman Bridge date back to A.D. 140. We had a great view of the bridge from our room at the Romerbrucke Hotel which is located on the bank of the Mosel river. Strangely enough, Trier is also the birth place of Karl Marx. There is a lot to do and see in Trier. We enjoyed our two day visit very much.
...The Mosel River from the bridge.... Me with a beer in the town square.
....The Porta Nigra.....Karl Marx birthplace.