Since its founding in 1877, archaeological preservation has been the essential mission of the Trier Landesmuseum. The major segment of the collection is based on the finds from the museum’s own excavations.
The Trier Landesmuseum’s field of activity encompasses the city of Trier and the surrounding districts of Bernkastel-Wittlich, Birkenfeld, the Eifel District Bitburg-Prüm, Trier-Saarburg and the Volcanic Eifel, an area of 5,700 km² (2,200 mi²) with more than 10,000 known archaeological sites.
Twenty archaeological sites can be visited in Trier itself as well as 58 monuments in the surrounding districts. Information is available in our current guide to the archaeological monuments in the city and the area.