Getting Around in TrierEdit This
Car parking possibilities:
Just recently the city installed a “Parkleitsystem” – signs in the main streets show you where (and how many) there are still parking facilities available. That is really handy, especially on saturdays, when the city usually is overcrowded. Parking garages are: Kaufhof, City Parkhaus, Viehmarktparkhaus, Mustorparkhaus, Treveris-Parkhaus. Open air parking places you will find in Metzelstrasse, Konstantinstrasse, Engelstrasse, Simeonstiftplatz, Walramsneustrasse and Mustorstrasse.
Of interest to those who wish to see Trier without having to look for parking is the Trier 24-hour ticket: valid for 24 hours following time of first use for one adult and up to four children under age 15. Also at a reasonable price is the family 24-hour ticket: same conditions but for two adults and up to four children under 15. Both tickets can also be purchased for the entire bus network, which reaches far into the countryside (unlimited transfers). Inside the city the bus system is working quite good, to reach the suburbs by bus takes some more time. Be patient.
As far as you won't go up the hills (or you need strong muscles and a long breath - and probably a shower afterwards) a bike is another good option to explore the city. Although cycling in the very inner city streets is forbidden, you will always find pathes to go and (more important) safe places to lock your bike. If you don't have a bike, have a look at the rent-a-bike spots below.
One of the nicest ways to get an impression of the region surrounding Trier is to cycle along the Mosel river towards Pfalzel (8 km) or Schweich (14 km) down the river or towards Wasserbillig (already Luxembourg, but only 13 km off) or towards Konz (9 km) and then maybe head for Saarburg (another 12 km) up the Saar river.
Radstation Bahnhof (inside the train station), Hauptbahnhof Trier, 54290 Trier, Tel. 0651 / 148856
From April to October there are daily city walking tours, organized by the tourist information (Tel. 978080), daily 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (German) and 1.30 p.m. (English).
Daily 10.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. (German) from april to october. Group reservations (also in English) year around. Information and reservations at Tourist-Information.
A funny thing for children (and tourists), daily city tours starting at Porta Nigra about every 45 minutes (break 2.45 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.) April - October 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; March, November, December 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tickets and group reservations at Tourist-Information.
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