City and Region


With about 100,000 inhabitants, Trier does not rank amongst Germany's larger cities, but it is a lively and intriguing place. Trier has a history that dates back more than 2000 years, making it Germany's oldest city, but it also offers the cultural life of a contemporary university town. By bus or by car, it is only a short distance from the university's campus to Trier's picturesque and historic city centre.

Located on the banks of the river Moselle, Trier features a unique mixture of various architectural styles, ranging from the Roman period through the Middle Ages to modern times, and the historically saturated atmosphere contributes significantly to the great quality of life people enjoy in Trier.

This is further enhanced by the city's moderate size and its exceptional location. Trier is situated close to the scenic surroundings of the Eifel, the Hunsruck mountains' nature parks, and the vineyards along the Moselle valley.

A rich cultural life is made possible by such institutions as the TUFA, the Ex-Haus, the Palais, the Trier Theatre and the European Academy of Fine Arts. Movies and theatre festivals, concerts, exhibitions, public readings, and wine festivals regularly enrich the lives of Trier's citizens.

Additionally, Luxembourg has tempting offers with its fine museums, theatres, concerts and festivals.