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Ancient Europe

Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus, Greece

Epidavros, Greece

The concept of healing in Europe can be traced back to the Sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus. A sacred place used for ceremonial medical practices as far back as the 2nd millennium BC, the site was also associated with the cult of Apollo in the 8th century BC. It made an invaluable contribution to medical evolution and advancement. Over time, its temples, sporting facilities, banquet halls and theatre shifted in philosophy from prayer to science in the evolution of medical treatment.

Shiraz, The Motherland of Achaemenid

Shiraz, the motherland of Persian culture with all legendary Achaemenian’s glories is the city of prose & poem, gardens and flowers. Historical ornaments such as Persépolis and Pasargadae, which are spread through the tale of the province since Achaemenid empire to Zand Dynasty, also spirituality always associates with story of the people, not only during Zoroastrianism, but also at the time of Islam.

Shiraz, The Motherland of Achaemenid

What will You discover?

Persepolis, one of the three Achaemenid Empire Capitals, which is dedicated to ceremonial events to demonstrate the imperial majesty and eminence, constructed by Darius the Great. The palace with the meaning of ‘city of Persians’ is a great example of Achaemenid architectural style.

Naqsh-e Rostam, a Necropolis, where the emperors of Persian civilization are buried in rock cuts, with king’s engraved messages on rock reliefs, also the Zoroastrians sacred place “ Cube of Zoroaster ” as a spiritual monument is located next to the rock face.

Naqsh-e Rajab, an open air archaeological archive which displays Sassanid imperial impregnable power and triumph over Roman emperor on bas-relief inscriptions.

Pasargadae, an ancient capital of Achaemenid, which was built under the order of Cyrus the Great with famous fourfold Persian model of garden, to explain the nobility of the emperor and his necropolis

Shiraz, The Motherland of Achaemenid

What will You discover?

Persepolis, one of the three Achaemenid Empire Capitals, which is dedicated to ceremonial events to demonstrate the imperial majesty and eminence, constructed by Darius the Great. The palace with the meaning of ‘city of Persians’ is a great example of Achaemenid architectural style.

Naqsh-e Rostam, a Necropolis, where the emperors of Persian civilization are buried in rock cuts, with king’s engraved messages on rock reliefs, also the Zoroastrians sacred place “ Cube of Zoroaster ” as a spiritual monument is located next to the rock face.

Naqsh-e Rajab, an open air archaeological archive which displays Sassanid imperial impregnable power and triumph over Roman emperor on bas-relief inscriptions.

Pasargadae, an ancient capital of Achaemenid, which was built under the order of Cyrus the Great with famous fourfold Persian model of garden, to explain the nobility of the emperor and his necropolis

Shiraz, The Motherland of Achaemenid

Shiraz, the motherland of Persian culture with all legendary Achaemenian’s glories is the city of prose & poem, gardens and flowers. Historical ornaments such as Persépolis and Pasargadae, which are spread through the tale of the province since Achaemenid empire to Zand Dynasty, also spirituality always associates with story of the people, not only during Zoroastrianism, but also at the time of Islam.

Shiraz, The Motherland of Achaemenid

What will You discover?

Persepolis, one of the three Achaemenid Empire Capitals, which is dedicated to ceremonial events to demonstrate the imperial majesty and eminence, constructed by Darius the Great. The palace with the meaning of ‘city of Persians’ is a great example of Achaemenid architectural style.

Naqsh-e Rostam, a Necropolis, where the emperors of Persian civilization are buried in rock cuts, with king’s engraved messages on rock reliefs, also the Zoroastrians sacred place “ Cube of Zoroaster ” as a spiritual monument is located next to the rock face.

Naqsh-e Rajab, an open air archaeological archive which displays Sassanid imperial impregnable power and triumph over Roman emperor on bas-relief inscriptions.

Pasargadae, an ancient capital of Achaemenid, which was built under the order of Cyrus the Great with famous fourfold Persian model of garden, to explain the nobility of the emperor and his necropolis

How to Get There

By car, use the following motorways: A1 from Saarbruecken/Kaiserslautern; A1/A48 from Koblenz/Koeln; A64 from Luxembourg/Belgium. Please note: An emissions sticker is not required for driving into Trier.

By plane:

• Frankfurt/Main Airport approximately two hours by car or three hours by rail.

• Luxemburg Airport, 30 minutes from Trier by car. The bus—number 117—will bring you from the airport directly to Trier to your hotel and back.

• Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is an hour from Trier by car. A direct shuttle bus takes you from Hahn Airport directly to Verteilerkreis Trier and back.

•Saarbruecken Airport is approximately one hour by car or two hours by rail

• Zweibruecken Airport is one hour by car or three hours by rail

• Koeln/Bonn Airport is two hours by car or three hours by rail

By rail:

• Luxemburg is 50 minutes away. Paris is 3.5 hours by train. The Koblenz/Saarbrücken station is one hour away.

When to Visit

Each season offers its own advantages. May through to October is the most popular period to travel in Trier. Since Trier is situated in a wine-growing region, the autumn is a particularly beautiful time to visit. During the winter holidays (late November to late December) you can take advantage of the charming Christmas markets.

Note: The museums are closed on Mondays. However, the World Heritage sites remain open. (Due to weather conditions, it is possible that some World Heritage sites are closed in winter).

How to Visit

In order to enjoy the World Heritage sites, we suggest you stay in Trier for at least two to four days. Take a city sightseeing tour with one of Trier’s qualified guides. The different tours will show you the entire spectrum of the area’s eventful history.

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