Trier: one photo at a time

Germany\’s oldest city through the eyes of a Kiwi

Digging for treasure?

Excavations in Trier

Here’s the reason why the house in my last post was only half a house: it’s because right next door, right alongside a main street in the Trier old town, they appear to be excavating Roman ruins. At least, that’s what it looked like to me. But now, via Trierdailyphoto and Snoopland blog, I discover that in fact it’s eventually going to be a new shopping centre. How dull!

Hier also der Grund, warum das Haus vom letzten Post nur ein halbes Haus war: Direkt nebenan, direkt an einer der Hauptstraßen der Trierer Altstadt, wird ausgegraben. So wie es aussieht, sind es römische Ruinen. Oder so habe ich anfangs zumindest gedacht. Nun aber erfahre ich durch Trierdailyphoto und Snoopland blog, dass es eigentlich bloß ein neues Einkaufszentrum werden sollte. Wie langweilig!


Saturday, 13 May, 2006 - Posted by | Buildings, Objects


  1. There’s more information about the planned “Trier Galerie” (in German) on

    And about what looks to be Roman ruins, you may be right, too. The site is currently searched for valuable foundings by archeologists.

    Comment by nebel | Saturday, 13 May, 2006 | Reply

  2. Oh, I see. Thanks for that. Maybe they’ll do something reasonably tasteful with it like they did with the Thermen on Viehmarkt? Fingers crossed.

    Comment by wahltrierer | Sunday, 14 May, 2006 | Reply

  3. Speaking of that, the man responsible for the Viehmarkt-Thermen’s “restauration” (O.M. Ungers) is currently working on the area in front of the Kaiserthermen, as well. Many Trierer are very critical of Unger’s work (see here for example), I myself have no problem with what he did on Viehmarkt, but I do have a bad feeling about what’s going on at the Kaiserthermen…

    Comment by nebel | Tuesday, 16 May, 2006 | Reply

  4. […] Ungers and his work, which also includes the glass structure on Viehmarkt, are quite controversial and topic of much discussion here in Trier. Like I already said here, I have no problem with what he did on Viehmarkt, but I do have a bad feeling about what’s going on at the Kaiserthermen… […]

    Pingback by Trier Daily Photo » Blog Archive » Freier Blick | Saturday, 26 August, 2006 | Reply

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