Trier is potentially the oldest city in Germany, having been in existence since before 16BC, although Worms and Cologne also claim to be the oldest. It has an amazing amount of Roman architecture still standing, as well as a beautiful cathedral. The city's main attractions are a little spread out, so you might benefit from hiring a car in Trier to save time walking to each building. Those with an interest in more recent history may also want to visit Karl Marx' house, where the man himself was born in 1818. Trier is 5km from Luxemburg, making a change of scenery an easy option.
Trier is most famous for its Roman architecture, most of which is well-preserved and an insight into what life BC was like. The Porta Nigra, a former city gate, is one of the most impressive examples, but there are also the ruins of the Roman baths, which were the largest of their kind around the Alps. Trier also hosts the largest Roman festival in Germany every summer. It's where visitors will find the Holy Tunic, allegedly the garment that Jesus was wearing before he died; however, this isn't on display very often, so you're better off hiring a car in Trier and going sightseeing.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0800-1730, Sa 0800-1100, Su on request
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.