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Saalburg Roman Castle and Archeology Park, Bad Homburg

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Debuting as an open-air museum in the 19th century, Saalburg Roman Castle and Archeology Park provides a journey back to an ancient Roman province. When the Roman Empire was at its peak, this location housed 600 soldiers in its garrison and almost 1,500 townspeople. The grounds included a guesthouse, baths, and taverns. The fort was rebuilt next to the archeological site where artifacts from the settlement were found. These artifacts are stored safely in glass cases in the main museum structure; the rest of the pieces in the displays are recreations. Purchase a ticket that includes admission to the Celtic World at the Glauberg to learn how the native people lived outside of the settlement. Make a stop by the Taberna restaurant in the museum to experience the tastes of ancient Rome. Use our Bad Homburg tourist route planner to add Saalburg Roman Castle and Archeology Park and other attractions to your Bad Homburg vacation plans.
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  • No matter whether you only as an adult with children, visited the Saalburg, it is always worth a visit. It gives the visitors a deep insight into the life of the ancient Romans, at least to the Romans who were here 'stationed' in Hesse, Germany. History hands-on, lively and intriguing!
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  • The Saalburgr is the only completely reconstructed Roman Fort of the former Roman limes border walls in Europe. Since 2005 it is an official UNESCO World Heritage site! There is much to see and to learn about the culture of the Romans and also the Germans. The entire system is very extensive. The large Castle around there are several smaller excavations, which are partially or completely reconstructed not genres. There are guided tours, as well as courses dealing with life at the time of the Roman Empire. Plenty of parking spaces. As well there is from Homburg an inexpensive bus service from bad. Even the 12 m-high so-called "Jupiter pillar' - what a replica is a 1904/05 ancient Jupiter column found in Mainz is situated to the foot of the Saalburg. This replica was made by the sculptor Eduard Schmahl around 1912.
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  • The fort, was rebuilt more than 120 years ago. It stands high on the Saalburg Pass in the Taunus Mountains next to Bad Homburg which is close to Frankfurt.. It watched over the former frontier of the ...  more »