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South of Bernkastel-Kues the landscape around the Mosel gradually begins to open up, so that TRIER, 50km downstream, sits among gently rolling hills. But most visitors pay little attention to the landscape, for the city has northern Europe's greatest assemblage of Romanremains. Founded as Augusta Treverorum in 15 BC, Trier grew to become the capital of the western Roman Empire by the third century AD. As Rome declined, Trier fell into the hands of various tribes, including the Huns under Attila, until eventually the Franks asserted themselves at the end of the fifth century, ushering in a period of relative …
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Trier, which stands on the Moselle river, was a Roman colony from the 1st century A.D. and then a great trading centre beginning in the next century. It became one of the ...