Got to visit Trier, a neat medieval city north of Landstuhl. A buddy and I wandered and took pics, so not much to say about the stuff. Here’s some pics of the basilica. This thing was a church, but up close, it looks more like a fortress.
Those are some serious doors. But if you see them with a Hessian to scale, you realize how big they are:
There’s also the ruins of a Roman bath complex.
The centerpiece of the city, though, is the Porta Nigra, which means The Black Gate. Sounds ominous, doesn’t it?
This was a fairly typical Roman gate into a city. This one survived because a hermit holed up in the building around the 1000’s. The hermit became a saint, so the Church preserved it. The two arches in the center were the two-lane road going in and out of the city.
Coming soon, a medieval market!