Sometimes is it just pleasant having a day out of the usual scheme. Because of our different working schedule, we definitely do not travel a lot together, so spending last Sunday out of the city was a well deserved break from Luxembourg life.
Trier is just off German border, from Luxembourg main station you have trains each and every hour and in less than one hour, for a very reasonable price (9.5 euro each for a return ticket) you are in Trier Hauptbanhof.
Trier (Treviri) is the one of the oldest city in Germany and has Roman origin: you can still find significant rests around the town center. One of the most symbolic monument is for sure the “Porta Nigra“, that was marking the entrance to the city and it is the best preserved Roman door northern than Alps. Trier is also the city of Karl Marx and has a lovely pedestrian area, starting from Porta Nigra down to the Marketsquare.
As well as in Luxembourg, shops were closed on Sunday but the city center was not totally empty (as in Luxembourg). We had a small walk to the Market Square, around the Jewish area and down Fleischstrasse. At the end we stopped by to a typical German brasserie, Zum Domstein on the main square. We noted that in the main part of the city there were only two German restaurants and all the others were Italian or Turkish. Maybe German people don’t like to eat German food?
We had some biers, sauerkraut and schnitzel, as real tourists. The portions were huge and the prices were a bit lower than Luxembourg – we spent 75 euro for two small starters (a soup and some potatoes gallette), two main courses (a schnitzel and garnished sauerkraut), four biers, coffee and digestif. The ambient was pretty calm and nice, service was lovely and I could exercise a bit my (bad) German. Luckily we got all the dishes I tried to order, so not that bad at the end 🙂
The afternoon was colder and after visiting the Dom, we stopped for a quick coffee just in front of the church. I wanted a dessert, but their choices were limited (homemade grapes cake and cheesecake). Hubby had the cheesecake but it was not amazing. Service was also a bit slow and prices higher than in the first place.
Pretty full and happy we took our way back to Luxembourg.