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Trier Cathedral - a welcome to all

Trier Cathedral is the oldest episcopal church in Germany. It considers itself to be a "city with open gates", welcoming over a million visitors every year. A hugely significant example of western religious architecture, the cathedral also represents 1,700 years of Christianity in Trier.
Trier Cathedral is part of a world heritage site. Visitors to the cathedral find themselves surrounded by 1,700 years of architectural, art and religious history, but it is also a place of peace and reflection. Located along the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela and Rome, the cathedral itself is a traditional destination for pilgrims because of its precious relic, The Holy Robe of Christ.
 It also contains the tombs of many former Archbishops of Trier. St. Andrew's portable altar is one of the most significant examples of Ottonian goldsmiths' craft and the cathedral's chime features ten bells, making it one of the largest in Germany.
The cathedral treasury houses one of the most important collections of ecclesiastical art. It includes remarkable objects from late antiquity (an ivory relief of a reliquary procession), from the Romanesque period (St. Andrew's portable altar, the Holy Nail, Gozbert censer), from the Gothic and baroque eras, and from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as several liturgical vestments. Exhibitions and concerts are regularly held in the cathedral. Open daily. Tours for children also available.



A1, A64, A602, train station