Sunday, April 8, 2012


Bryce and I decided at the last minute that we wanted to get out of the house and go somewhere. We decided to go to Trier, which is only about an hour drive. It is the oldest city in Germany, founded in 16 BC. OLD!! We have been wanting to go for awhile but never really got the chance.

Ava all bundled up before our hike around the city. 

We got there at about 3pm so we didn't have much time to explore. We didn't do any research before we left so we didn't really know where to explore. We just happened to stumble upon a couple of old buildings.

The city wasn't like we expected. I expected there to be a whole section of all the old buildings but it was actually a mixture of new and old buildings.

First, we came upon the Imperial Roman Baths which is one of the largest Roman Baths north of the Alps. It was built in the 4th century but was never finished. It was, however, used for another purpose. A large part of the building was destroyed in the period following the Roman era.

A really neat water fountain that we found in the city. 

This is the next old building that we saw. It is the Porta Nigra. It is the largest Roman City gate north of the Alps. The Porta Nigra was built between 186 and 200 A.D.

We stopped to eat at an Italian restaurant and girlfriend here thinks she is too big for her pants! She looks incredibly TOO big in this picture!!!

1 comment:

Preppy Girl Meets World said...

Love that picture of her!

I love Trier. Husband and I are debating with some friends if we want to go there or to Heidelberg this weekend.