Karl Marx was born in Trier on 5 May 1818. The walk leads from the house near Porta Nigra where he lived during his boyhood and adolescence, to the house in Brückenstraße he was born in and which today is the Museum Karl-Marx-Haus. Visitors will trace his walk to school, visit the Jesuit church where he was confirmed and learn where the family home of Marx’s wife Jenny used to be (duration approx. 2 hours).
The classic city walking tour offers an excellent overview of Trier’s history, including visits to the most important Trier sites (duration approx. 2 hours).
In 1986, Trier’s Roman structures as well as the Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady were placed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites. With this honor, the special quality and distinctiveness of these monuments have been recognized, but a duty to proper care of the legacy entrusted to us has also been proclaimed (duration approx. 4 hours).
Trier and the Moselle region boast numerous wine estates. You will learn about the long tradition of Moselle wines and taste a selection of fine wines during a commented wine tasting at a vintner’s estate.
In antiquity, Trier was the largest city north of the Alps and even became an imperial city in the late Roman period. To this day, Roman monuments at every turn bear witness to this period. A whopping six UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located in the city centre of Trier alone, awaiting your visit. www.zentrum-der-antike.de
Numerous musical and theatre performances as well as lectures will take place in Trier and the region throughout the year, focusing on various aspects of Marx’s life and work.
This building with its bold curves, dedicated to music and created by star architect Christian de Portzamparc, provides an extraordinary setting for musical and theatre performances.
A visit to the Centre Pompidou, a branch of the Paris Museum, is a must in addition to a walk through the historical old town of Metz, a city steeped in history.
The Völklingen Ironworks is the worldwide only fully preserved ironworks from the heyday of industrialisation. The decommissioned plant is now open to visitors and an impressive setting for exhibitions and events.