Forest playground

No child will be bored here: balancing, climbing, sliding, shimmying, swinging – pure adventure! And what’s more, this large playground is also in the middle of the “dark” Petrisberg forest.

    Water playground & sandpits

    The principle is as simple as it is successful: water is fascinating. So you’d better pack a change of clothes – because no child stays dry here in summer! At the end of the water circuit, there is a giant sandpit – which is incidentally protected from the sun in summer by umbrellas! In the winter months, the water course is “drained”.

      Climbing poles

      The little ones also like getting up high – at least to the top of this big climbing pole. The best way to get down is on the slide.

        Giant slide

        This slide definitely holds the height record in Trier. Even climbers need some courage to tackle this one!

          Senses circuit

          Seeing, hearing, feeling, as well as balancing and discovering – preferably barefoot, of course. Because when was the last time you felt wood and bark under foot?

            Play area and sundeck

            The large grassed area invites you to do whatever you want: for example, relax and sunbake, play a round of Frisbee, or fly a kite.



              Four courts, lots of sand, and enough space for spectators – you just have to bring your ball. If need be, playing partners can easily be arranged on site (particularly in fine weather).


                Whether it be with the BMX bike, the skateboard or the rollerblades – the half-pipe, built according to professional standards, and containing numerous “obstacles”, is a popular “training venue” for many future champions. Please only enter if you are wearing a helmet and protectors!

                  Woodchip track

                  Nowhere else in Trier is jogging as pleasant as at the Petrisberg. Apart from spectacular tracks over soft forest soil, this 700-metre-long path is particularly “easy on the joints” while you run, thanks to the “resilient” spruce chips.

                    Hiking tracks

                    Whether it be along the educational wine path around the Petrisberg Plateau leading directly through the romantic vineyard landscape, or through the Petrisberg forest – hikers and walkers will be delighted here. There is, incidentally, also a wide range of “mountain climbing” options for more advanced hikers: along the Trier Ost (particularly the Kreuzweg), Trier Olewig or the Avelertal (through the hobby garden complex).

                      Football field

                      League-sized cinder field – if the Trier Police sports club is not training or playing there, any recreational player can test out their goal kicking skills.


                        Luxembourg Tower

                        Dedicated to the neighbouring country, it’s worth climbing up to the viewing platform of this steel construction, which offers a magnificent view over the Petrisberg and Olewiger Valley.

                          Geological map

                          Walk on the rock formations of the past – that’s what you can do with the geological map. Discover how the soil composition in Rhineland-Palatinate was created over the centuries.

                            Brettenbach Bridge

                            This romantic little wooden bridge is simply beautiful, as is the fact that you can also see the Brettenbach rising from here.


                              Whether by day or by night – enjoy an amazing view of Trier and the Moselle Valley from here. On clear days, it is even possible to see as far as Luxembourg.

                                Wind harps

                                With their rotated metal strings, these three sculptures capture the sound of the wind in different tone pitches. Have a listen!


                                  With its step systems and interposed terrace, the 220-metre-long Wasserband definitely does not look like it can actually fulfil a functional purpose: regulating water retention at the Petrisberg. The Wasserband is particularly conducive to ice skating during the frosty winters.

                                    Shrub garden

                                    A small path zigzags its way through a magnificent garden setting. Whether it be lavender, coneflowers or snapdragons – a walk through this small garden complex will thrill any plant-lover.

                                      Partner gardens

                                      The contribution to the regional garden show (Landesgartenschau) of Trier’s eight partner cities – Weimar, Metz (France), Ascoli Piceno (Italy), Gloucester (England), Hertogenbosch (Holland), Pula (Croatia), Nagaoka (Japan) and Fort Worth (Texas, USA) – as well as a Luxemburgish garden, a Roman garden, a volcanic garden and a regional garden, have continued to be preserved after the show, and may be visited and admired.


                                        Used as an events venue particularly during the regional garden show (Landesgartenschau), but also afterwards. This small auditorium is especially distinguished by its acoustics.

                                          Eating & drinking

                                          Monte Petris

                                          Enjoy international delicacies in a relaxed lounge atmosphere!


                                            Using a nature-based concept, “Jahreszeiten” at the Petrisberg combines fresh, healthy cuisine with fresh air.

                                              Water fountain

                                              Free drinking water



                                                You will find more than 300 free parking bays at three different locations (Luxembourg Tower, Belvédère and Max-Planck-Straße 23) at the Petrisberg.