The Cathedral St. Peter(Dom) in Trier is the oldest episcopal church in Germany. Nowadays, it is 112.5 meters long and 41 meters wide. One part was destroyed in the Second World War and later not rebuilt. The Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady (Liebfrauenkirche) are medieval cultural monuments and UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The Cathedral of Trier on Google Maps.
"nescitis qua hora dominus veniet" is written on the Cathedral clock. That means: you do not know what hour the Lord will come.
The view goes over the Cathedral court. It is also a part of Trier Christmas market.
The Domfreihof on Google Maps.
The Cathedral is the oldest episcopal church in Germany.
In the 4th century, it was built into one of the largest church complexes in Europe ever.
In the 13th century the cathedral was fundamentally renewed in the late Romanesque style, which is still visible inside today.
It has been changed over and over again until it was destroyed during the Second World War.
After fundamental restoration the Cathedral was reopened on 1 May 1974.
The legend of Trier Domstein.
The devil has been informed by the architect that this will be the largest inn in the world. Full of joy, the devil helped to deliver the pillars from the Odenwald. As he delivered the last of the four required pillars, he watched how the bishop inaugurated the Cathedral. Full of rage he hurled the delivered pillars down.
At primary school I had to memorize the following text about Domstein:
That means: We slid around on the Domstein. / That was not always good.
The pants were torn, the cap lost, the head injured and bloody.
When I came home, I knew right / I do not need to say anything I just had to say hello, / the other said my age.
I tiptoed up the stairs.
But my beating did not stay out. "
The Roman emperor Constantine the Great conquered 312 on behalf of Christ. Then he promoted the Christian construction projects, such as the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, the Nativity in Bethlehem and the Lateran Basilica in Rome.
In Trier he ordered the construction of the Basilica of Constantine, the Imperial Baths and the twin church St. Peter´s Cathedral. die Doppeltkirche Dom St. Peter.
The Germanic tribe of the Franks destroyed a large part of the twin church in the 5th century.
Even more destructive were the Vikings (Normans) at their incursion 882 and 892 in Trier.
After that the twin church had to be rebuilt.
In the 13th century, the Church of St. Mary was dilapedated through and through.
French builders created after 33 years (1227-1260) a twelve-petalled rose (Rosa Mystica) in Gothic style.
Like the previous church, it was consecrated to Our Lady (Liebfrau stands for Mary).
The oldest part of the "Palais Walderdorff" is the 11th-century Jerusalem Tower.
The fortified residential tower was built from antique building materials.
Today, the registry office of the city of Trier is housed with a historic wedding hall.
Gastronomy " The gastronomy „Schlemmereule“ is on the left in the picture."
The largest and most magnificent part of the entire complex is the Dompropstei. Its initiator was the Archbishop of Trier, Elector John IX. Philipp von Walderdorff, in 1765. The building complex "Palais Walderdorff" is located between the main market and the Cathedral.
the Palais Walderdorff on Google Maps.
1794-1815 - Seat of the Prefecture of the French Saar Department.
1804 - Emperor Napoleon's residence during his visit to Trier.
1816-1945 - Seat of the Prussian Government District.
360 degrees panorama