Archaeologiepark Xanten, Xanten

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Walk through the ancient Roman city of Colonia Ulpia Traiana at Archaeologiepark Xanten, Germany's biggest archaeological open-air museum. The town was established as a Roman military camp in 12 BCE, but, unfortunately, nothing remains from those times. Luckily, excavators and archaeologists have redesigned the major buildings in the park to the scale and architectural precision of the Roman originals. See the harbor temple, the amphitheater, the city walls and gates, and Roman houses as they would have appeared in their original places. A ticket to the park also gets you into the Roman Museum, which gives a history of the Roman life in the Lower Rhine area and contains the remains of the Town Baths. Plan to visit Archaeologiepark Xanten and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Xanten attractions using our Xanten day trip tool .
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  • Not planned, but we spent in Xanten APX all day. While all this environment reconstruction (experimental archaeology), but nothing so far has given me an idea of how she could look like a Roman colony. To this great arranged Museum. Not we were able to see the parts of the Museum for boat-building, because there we noticed that the opening hours are shorter. The Archaeological Park is a great place for children. In the middle of the area is huge and probably attractive (not checked) a children's playground.
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  • We have visited a large number of Roman sites all over Europe and this has to rate up there with the best. The entry fee is reasonable (€9 per adult and under 18s free), particularly as you can fill a...  more »
  • In the museum were the Roman stuff very nice. Outside were the very large distances, for people who are bad to bone. This you would have to let come inside with a bicycle.
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