Trier is a varied travel destination for guests from all over the world; a popular conference and congress location; and a unique holiday and recreation area. Trier is the starting point for trips to the Moselle and Saar, to the Eifel and Hunsrück, as well as to the neighboring countries of Luxembourg, Belgium, and France. The monuments are stone witnesses from the Roman and Electoral times. Both the Porta Nigra, the Kaiserthermen, the amphitheater, the Barbarathermen, the newly excavated cattle market baths, and the Roman bridge over the Moselle still show us the stately dimensions of a once magnificent Roman town. The many guests who visit the city year in and year out are enchanted by the unique ambiance that appeals to old and new. Trier is an open-air museum of European architecture with buildings from Roman, Romanesque, and Gothic times, as well as the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classicism.
The city has been the center of the Moselle region for centuries. In addition to a university and a college, it houses the European Academy of Fine Arts and the European Law Academy. Trier is rich in cultural institutes and schools. Trier is the center of the wine-growing region on the Moselle, Saar, and Ruwer, as well as the location of well-known, partly world-famous companies in the food and luxury food industry, the textile industry, precision mechanics, the building trade, and handicrafts. There is an industrial and transshipment port and a freight center on the Moselle shipping route. Trier is a shopping center in the Trier region and neighboring countries.