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About Trier

Trier has a population of more than 100,000, and is famous as the oldest city in Germany, founded around 16 AD. In 1984, it celebrated its 2000th anniversary. It was home to six Roman emperors and has preserved several monuments of this time including the impressive Porta Nigra, a four-story structure that was once part of the city's walls. “Roma Secunda”, the second Rome, was another name for Trier, and nowhere else in Germany are Roman times so vividly recalled.

Located on the banks of the Mosel River, Trier lies in a valley between low vine-covered hills in the west of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, near the German border with Luxembourg; in fact, the closest city to Trier is the capital of Luxembourg, some 50 km to the southwest. Its location is ideal for a student interested in seeing a lot of Europe, as it is less than a 30 minute drive from France and Belgium.

Trier is also the birthplace of Karl Marx and a university town, housing Trier University of Applied Sciences and Trier University, about 20,000 of its inhabitants are students. There is a large offer of cultural, geographical and leisure activities.

Webredaktion Informatik, April 1, 2015

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