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One of the oldest German cities. Lies on the western side of the river Rhine. The Romans under Julius Caesar subdued the Treverans in 58 to 50 BC. When the German provinces were reorganized in 16 BC, Augustus decided that a local village should become regional capital. It was then called Augusta Treverorum.

Well known for the Porta Nigra, the best preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps.

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For the film director see Lars von Trier