Photographs of Trier (Trèves), Germany's oldest city (2,000+ years).

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Turm Luxemburg

The "Luxembourg Tower" was given to the city of Trier as a present for the Landesgartenschau by the city of Luxembourg. On it there is a platform looking at the direction of its "home town".

Today is a Daily Photo blogs theme day, where we are supposed to show something that somehow refers to another city. Unfortunately, Luxembourg does not have a DP site (at least none that I know of). I have been there a few times and think that it's a really nice city, so if anyone from there is reading this right now, maybe they will consider the idea of creating a DP blog!

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Colors of Spring

Opposite the synagogue, the trees between Kaiserstrasse and Südalle (Google Maps) are beginning to blossom in beautiful, bright colors!

Friday, April 28, 2006

Rusty Door

Rrusty door and fence in front of a house on Moltkestrasse near the train station.

Thursday, April 27, 2006


The synagogue on the corner of Kaiserstrasse and Hindenburgstrasse. On the left wall there is a window in the shape of the Star of David, I have posted a close-up photo here.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Tables on Viehmarkt

One sure sign of summer coming is that the bars on Viehmarkt are putting their outside tables to use. And although it doesn't look like it on this photo, there are already quite a few people there every day until the early evening (when the sun goes away), enjoing a nice cool beer or Viez.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Green Grass and High Tides

I think this photo speaks well for itself, but I couldn't resist giving it the title of one of my favourite songs, Green Grass and High Tides by The Outlaws!

Please welcome two new blogs that are - literally - very near to me: Trier: one photo at a time and Saarbrücken Daily Photo!

Monday, April 24, 2006


When I first saw this "vehicle", the Römer-Express (Roman express), driving through Trier, I thought it looked pretty weird, but after a few months living here, I got used to it. The express makes daily tours around the city, starting from the Porta Nigra, showing tourists (or anyone else who is interested) all the important sights of Trier while giving audio information in several languages.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Graffiti Sunday 10

I thought this was an interesting place to find graffiti, on the (now "uncovered") inside walls of one of the buildings that jused to adjoin to the Paulinus Druckerei.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Something Blue

No, the image is not broken, the blue wall you see here is the back of the Stadtbibliothek, facing the Palastgarten.

Friday, April 21, 2006

On Campus

On campus of Uni-Trier.
On campus of Trier University, in front of building E (E-Gebäude).

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Markt der Möglichkeiten

The new semester starts on Monday, and to help out the new students, answer any of their questions and give them an overview of what expects them, Uni Trier holds a little "Market of Opportunities" (Markt der Möglichkeiten) in one of its main buildings. And although there are less new students in the summer than in the winter, as you can see, today many people were there.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Giant ruler

This giant yellow meter rule is wrapped around a parking garage next to the sports arena.

I'm sorry that I didn't post anything the last two days, but I was without Internet access and I didn't have time to find a replacement.

Saturday, April 15, 2006


The tower-like building in the center of this photo, taken from Markusberg is the Hochbunker Augustinerhof (link in German), a bunker that was rushed into building at the end of World War II but luckily never needed (or finished, you can see that the roof has never been completed).

If you look carefully, you can also see parts of the Kaiserthermen-ruins to the right of the bunker and the vinyards on Petrisberg in the background.

Friday, April 14, 2006


This might not be specific to Trier, but I still found it quite funny (and provoking)! There are several different variations of this ad for Sloggi underwear, all featuring a close-up of one of their "products" and a slogan like "Don't be distracted!", "Take a good look!" or, this one in Trier-West, "Don't take your hands of the wheel!"

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Mariensäule (2)

I went up to/the Markusberg yesterday to get another view on the Mariensäule. It was the first time I was up there when the weather was clear, and I must say I never noticed that "antenna" before! But I guess at almost 350* above the city, it's a perfect place for such a thing!

*) meters, not gummibears.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Römerbrücke by night

As it's getting warmer you can stay outside longer, maybe even sit on the riverbank beneath the oldest bridge of Germany, the Römerbrücke (Roman bridge). Its stone pillars were built around 150 AD! (See also the German Wikipedia entry.)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The Paulinus Druckerei is no more

For some reason, whenever I see yellow bulldozers I have to think of the number 42. Weird.

Anyway, these yellow bulldozers (and yellow-helmet-wearing workers) are currently clearing out the last remains of the Paulinus Druckerei (printing plant) between Fleischstrasse and Metzelstrasse.

If you want to see more photos of the deconstruction of the Druckerei and eventually the construction of a new shopping center (because there's nothing we need more than another shopping center, right?), check out this photo gallery of a Trierer resident and also his weblog (in German).

Monday, April 10, 2006

Standing, watching

Right in the center of Trier a building is being torn down right now, and people are stopping at the fence to watch it. I will show you what they are seeing tomorrow.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Graffiti Sunday 9: Skyscrapers

Reminiscent of skylines from cities like New York or Frankfurt (which I hereby demand to get its own DailyPhoto blog!), this is another beautiful graffiti on the wall of a pedestrian's underpass near the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Brücke.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Close-up of the Porta Nigra

The northern (I think) corner of the Porta Nigra. You can go up there and have a good view over the pedestrian area of downtown Trier.

Thanks again to Philipp from Berlin for posting here the last few days. I got back from France last night, and unfortunately my computer is not working right now. I'm posting this from my friend Sarah's computer (thanks to her, as well) and I hope I will have mine back running again soon.

Friday, April 07, 2006

View towards Luxembourg

Still on the Weinlehrpfad on Petrisberg, this is the view towards the South-East, following the river Mosel towards Luxembourg.

I am in France for a few days, so thanks to Philipp from Berlin for posting this for me!
- nebel

Thursday, April 06, 2006

View on the Cathedral

To the West of the Petrisberg lies downtown Trier, and you get a nice panoramic view. And if you have a good zoom you can even get a "total shot" of some buildings, like this one of the Dome Cathedral and the aligning churches.

I am in France for a few days, so thanks to Philipp from Berlin for posting this for me!
- nebel

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

View on Olewig

View from the Petrisberg to the East, onto Trier-Olewig.

I am in France for a few days, so thanks to Philipp from Berlin for posting this for me!
- nebel

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Vinyard on Petrisberg

There are many vineyards on Petrisberg, and you can learn something about the fine art of making wine, too, if you follow the Weinlehrpfad (wine teaching path) that has many signs that explain what you see and what is done with it.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Ancient ruins and new technology

This is a view the ancient Romans certainly did not have in mind when they were building the Imperial Baths (Kaiserthermen): The radio tower on Petrisberg!

I was on my way up there on Saturday to take some photos, and I actually got so many nice ones that I decided to have one entire week dedicated to the Petrisberg!

Sunday, April 02, 2006


I think everyone - well, at least everyone in the Northern Hemisphere - agrees that, while winter sure was nice, it's finally time for spring! If you surf around the DailyPhoto family today you will see many signs for spring all around the world!

(Graffiti Sunday will return next week.)

Saturday, April 01, 2006

St. Nicolaus

Not far from yesterday's Frankenturm, if you walk towards the Nikolaus-Koch-Platz, you will find this statue of St. Nicolaus on the wall of a building. It's only about a meter in size and the first few times I walked or rode by it it didn't even catch my attention, but once I had noticed it I really liked the blue "background".

I thought about saving this one for December 6th (Nikolaus-Tag), but I didn't want to wait so long! ;)

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