Built around 1230, Trier’s Liebfrauenkirche is today considered the earliest Gothic church in Germany. Just like Trier Cathedral, the impressive sacred building was erected on the foundation walls of a Roman church complex. The striking ground plan of Trier’s Liebfrauenkirche, which is shaped like a rose, is particularly remarkable. The four portals of the church also point in all four cardinal directions. The west portal is particularly richly decorated. Very close to the Trier Church of Our Lady is the Constantine Palace with the Constantine Basilica and the Electoral Palace. Together with Trier Cathedral, the Liebfrauenkirche is one of the city’s most important sights part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.