Sonderausstellung 2019

“Spotlight on a Roman city” 

31 August 2019 to 26 January 2020 

 

Never before shown archaeological findings and the splendour of the once-largest Roman metropolis north of the Alps: From 31 August 2019 to 26 January 2020, the Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier will be showing the special exhibition “Spotlight on a Roman city”. Almost all of the exceptional antique exhibits compiled from the well-stocked collections of the museum originate from its own archaeological excavations – offering an impressive depiction of the ancient city of Trier. 

 

Founded in 17 BC, the oldest city in Germany soon became a flourishing trade metropolis. Later, emperors such as Constantine the Great chose to rule the Empire from Trier, known as Augusta Treverorum. Today, archaeological findings and remarkable Roman UNESCO World Heritage Sites bear witness to the ancient city’s important role. 

 

The visit to the special exhibition is included in the museum admission price. Additional reductions, family tickets, and combination packages such as Trier Antiquity Card will be available.  

Luxury interior decoration in antique Trier houses: The mosaic shows the Greek philosopher Anaximander