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Saalburg Roman Castle and Archeology Park

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Address: Saalburg Weg 1 | Archaologischer Park, D-61350 Bad Homburg, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: +49 (0) 6175 / 9374-0
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Reconstructed Roman fort and archaeological museum

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Step into the Imperial Roman borders, as seen from Imperial Germany

The Saalburg, close to Bad Homburg and in manageable distance from Frankfurt/Main is Emperor Wilhelm II.'s attempt to revive the ancient history of central Germany by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Saalburg, close to Bad Homburg and in manageable distance from Frankfurt/Main is Emperor Wilhelm II.'s attempt to revive the ancient history of central Germany by reconstructing a Roman border fort after extensive archaeological digging. Rooted in these works, the Limes, the fortification of the Roman Empire against Germanic and other barbarian infiltration is today a UNESCO World Heritage site.... More 

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Groton, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was totally worth visiting. A fortress from 200AD which has been reconstructed. It includes a museum with artifacts from this time period. I never have even heard of the Limes Germanicus before visiting here. It is fascinating to people interested in the Roman Empire.

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Leavenworth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is a reconstructed Roman fort and archaeological museum and bridges the frontier between the Roman Empire and the Germanic tribal territories. During its day, 2d century AD, the Limes (in the Taunus hills) marked the frontier and the fort was the garrison for about 600 soldiers...infantry and cavalry. This is a great place to visit and walk around.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A little North of Frankfurt in the high Taunus range lies this convincing facsimile of a Roman fort, built among the ancient ruins of a garrison defending the Empire's frontier with Germania. As a student of archaeology, Kaiser Wilhelm II (or Caesar Gulielmus II per various inscriptions on the walls) had the edifice constructed to illustrate the achievements of the... More 

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Olvera, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This fortress was built on the Limes Line/Wall that was the border with the German tribes and Rome. You can still see the ditch that was dug and other foundations of watch towers, but the Saalburg and whats inside is special, a must see.

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Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It's about a thirty-minute drive north of Wiesbaden....signs pointing the way as you get within five minutes of it. Nicely displayed Roman history, and gives you an impressive view of 2,000 years ago. Cafe on the interior, with decent coffee and cake (I wouldn't recommend their big menu). Experience will take approximately three hours. Plenty of parking. Young kids won't... More 

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We went with 3 young children and the museum had plenty of space for them to run around and release some energy in between enjoying looking at the artifacts. I am pretty sure that I would not go back to the park nor would I really recommend seek it; however, if you are in the area and especially have younger... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Although the information in English are few, this beautifully restored tourist attraction worth to understand how the Romans lived and protected the territories conquered since 58 BC from the Germanic tribes then.

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Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had planned a short visit to this reconstracted Roman castle, and in the end spent there half a day. It's just magical - the walk in the forest, where we see the remains of ancient defence structures, then the visit to the castle itself (dogs are allowed). In the castle there are scenic views, reconstructed buildings, exibitions of findings... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

it is legendary. This roman castle was excavated and then restored by the German Emporer. He loved the idea of living history expo, so he supported the idea of making this old castell on the Limes a living museum. Unfortunatly some of the historical correct items did not suit him so those where ammended to the emporors taste (e.g. the... More 

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Additional Information about Saalburg Roman Castle and Archeology Park

Address: Address: Saalburg Weg 1 | Archaologischer Park, D-61350 Bad Homburg, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: +49 (0) 6175 / 9374-0
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hesse  >  Bad Homburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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