By Megan Hulshizer

Trier: Rome of the North

Records dating back to 16 BC make Trier possibly the oldest city in Germany. In front of the Red House, there is a plaque with the inscription: ANTE ROMAM TREVERIS STETIT ANNIS MILLE TRECENTIS. PERSTET ET AETERNA PACE FRUATUR (“Before Rome, Trier stood for 1300 years. May it stand on and enjoy eternal peace”). Seems pretty sassy…

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