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Archaeologiepark Xanten, Xanten
(3.9/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I know the Park since the 80's and also regularly there, for about 10 years but no longer. The more an enthusiastic I am by the development, this park has undergone since then. The new 'craftsman houses', the theme pavilions, and especially the elaborate Roman Museum in the large spa enormously expand the Park! Earlier, the outdoor areas, derr were Temple, the amphitheatre and the Roman hostel dealt with in 3 - 4 hours (including coffee), today you can almost not on a day! Great balls of fire! Anyway to make sure that for every target group of children and young people up to the theme interested, what is it. So, this is not a matter (dust) dry! We'll come back more often!
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  • The plant is always worth a long visit. We were hardly in a position really to capture everything. Alone, the Museum offers as many impressions that you must process only once. The large area I liked but better. The walk can be combined here with the "experience/down feel". How to reach the former era very close. In the spring (around may), there are regular events which are particularly worthwhile.
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  • Fun and interesting site if you still want a day out. You get some information how the Romans on the Rhine have lived there are some buildings built again. Personally, I think that not nicely done. Many concrete bad finish. Unfortunately for children there is really not much to do.
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