Here are some of the highlight photos from our second day in Germany (Tuesday/Dienstag, Oct 23) and our drive to the Roman city of Trier in the Mosel Valley. The trip details are in the blog entry HERE. Our day began with a drive through windmill-dotted fields, with a lunch break in Idar-Oberstein with its church embedded in the hillside.
Trier is a tourist mecca, with its Roman structures scattered through modern streets and squares.
The #1 Roman site in Trier is the 2nd-century Porta Nigra.
Next we visited the adjoining Cathedral and Church of our Lady.
The Roman Basilica is a fascinating blend of the original 2nd-century structure, with add-ons across the centuries.
Finally, we circled the ruins of the expansive Roman baths.
It was a FULL day, to be sure.