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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Archaeologiepark Xanten and many more Xanten attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Xanten itinerary builder.
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  • The Museum is on a very large area. But it is not boring to admire and to go back further. Some objects are really admirable, such as for example the arena. Man should take time but quite a few hours.
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  • Somehow I get the impression that it would add something new. In any case, the main entrance was moved since my last visit closer to the city centre. Very successful, I think. Was but the entrance to the harbour Temple quite far from the city centre and you had to cross only the hustle and bustle-main road. Now you can traffic from the Park to the Cathedral. At the new main entrance, there is also a large car park. Currently, the entrance to the Park costs 9 euros for adults.
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  • It is sometimes incomprehensible, which lies deeply buried under our feet, and so many secrets of the century are discovered annually 'randomly' digging out for new foundations. LVR-arch Park is super interesting and worth a visit.
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