Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Germany: History of Trier

Today I got two cards from Germany.

One of them is the Chronicle card of Trier. According to the legend Trier was already founded in 2050 BC and is thus considered to be the oldest city in Germany. In 117 Trier, then known as Augusta Treverorum, became the capital of the Roman province Belgica Prima. In 275 the city was destroyed by the Franconians, but soon had another heyday as centre of trade and wine growing. Between 286 and 392 was Trier a residence of the Western Roman emperors. In the 3th century it became the seat of the first German diocese. From the 12th century until 1806 was the bishop of Trier prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1815 Trier became a part of Prussia. During World War II the city was damaged. Since 1946 it is a part of the German State of Rhineland-Palatinate. Since 1986 are the Roman Monuments, including the Porta Nigra (upper right corner), and the Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier (upper row middle) on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

1100th birthday of Otto the Great (issued 09-08-2012)

Thank You very much Maike!

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