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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  • It took me some time to understand what is here to see it. A few sites, on the other hand some reconstructed buildings are. The large facility to represent the former Roman settlement. Unfortunately, the rear moving worked limited in time with me. It is very much built, the construction fences have irritated me. What I still don't exactly know is how far to further reconstruct the settlement. Basically a beautiful idea, the implementation unfortunately somewhat boring. For the admission price of €6 as a student but okay.
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  • Advance, it must be in clear, where there is. To ca in the 19th century, a quarry was operated there to my knowledge. Of course, not much remains of the original buildings. The replicas and reconstructions show but Nice was how at that time probably lived and you may be a picture about life make years ago ca 2 k. Who has, hoping to see a 1:1 Roman town here will be disappointed, with appropriate expectations, but absolutely worth a visit!
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  • A great trip with culture, movement, great playground, and very great Museum. The kids pass it is also for the small exciting through the Museum to convert. The audio guide is also absolutely recommended.
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