Trier, Germany

TrierSince the beginning, joint efforts with Trier, Germany have sparked diverse and bountiful exchanges for hundreds of people. Examples include music and dance performances by chancel choirs, bands, bell choirs and ballet companies. Artwork created by adults and children, university level exchanges, cultural exchanges featuring regional cuisine and customs, and even hunting expeditions into the mountains of Germany and across the plains of Texas. This relationship also features annual student exchanges and an active intern program between the two cities.

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International Travel Checklist

“Traveling abroad is exciting, but it can be overwhelming too.  When traveling with a Sister Cities group, you will be included in several group briefings before your departure including protocol information specific to your trip.  Additionally, we have created a Travel Checklist as a resource for you to help you get the most out of your experience.”


Background Information

Trier is on the banks of the Moselle River. It is the oldest city in Germany, founded in or before 16 BC. Trier is not the only city claiming to be Germany’s oldest, but it is the only one that bases this assertion on having the longest history as a city, as opposed to a mere settlement or army camp. It is also one of the few cities in Europe that have been capitals of the Roman Empire.