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Saalburg Roman Castle and Archeology Park

Address: Saalburg Weg 1 | Archaologischer Park, D-61350 Bad Homburg, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: +49 (0) 6175 / 9374-0
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Bad Homburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Reconstructed Roman fort and archaeological museum
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Reconstructed Roman fort and archaeological museum
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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Bad Homburg, Hessen, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Once a Roman stronghold, today it serves as the ideal starting point for hiking or biking up higher into the Taunus Mountains along the former Roman "Limes" fortification line and gaining some insight into the way the Roman forces lived some 2,000 years ago in the northern regions of their empire.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We enjoyed the entire experience. But then, one has to like the Romans and their culture. This is a large find with lots to see including a museum, sculpture room, and many more fine features. It's an easy drive from down town Bad Homburg and worth a visit!

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Mainz, Germany
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131 reviews 131 reviews
66 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Saalburg is a quaint and well restored image of a Roman fortress and outpost. When we went there wasn't a whole lot going on but it was interesting to walk around and enjoy the site. You can also walk outside the area to the site of the Roman Limes wall and see that portion of history. Definitely a good so... More 

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Bad Homburg, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the history and were glad we went. I am sure we missed a significant amount of information though, being Engliish speakers with no way to understand the German descriptions.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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109 reviews 109 reviews
51 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We drove here from Wiesbaden, about a 50 min trip to see the Saalburg fort. Our kids told us (once we got their) that they had been to this museum with their schools. They did a tour in English with their class and were able to go into more rooms than we were able to on our own. If it... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you are interested in history you are likely to really enjoy the Saalburg. It does, however, help greatly if you can either read German or are with someone who will translate for you. The Saalburg is a reconstruction of one a line of forts that guarded the Roman empire's northern border. Inside its buildings are a huge number of... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The majority of the fort is a reconstruction, but there are numerous excavated ruins of buildings to experience. As a lesson in history of the Empire, it is very impressive. A little walk to the north are the limes - the frontier wall of the Empire which, to me, is worth the walk to see. Overall, worth the drive for... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Really impressive ruins! Fresh mountain air, Open space, Beautiful gardens that invite you to stay and relax. You can have a drink (or two) at the small restaurant here. If you have kids, they can run and play. Here is a sneak peak of what you can find ;) http://youtu.be/DCV8OCXovu0

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice and quite big castle with soldier houses , etc. Have a nice cafe...try the applecake..its delicious

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Roman Fort at Saalburg is a well preserved fort.We had a excellent guide who explained the everyday life of the Roman soldiers in the fort.There is a huge map of the Roman Empire and I made a joke about how once I lived in the western part of the Roman Empire (England) and now I live in the eastern... More 

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