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Saalburg Roman Castle and Archeology Park

Saalburg Weg 1 | Archaologischer Park, D-61350 Bad Homburg, Hesse, Germany
+49 (0) 6175 / 9374-0
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As featured in Daytrips from Frankfurt
Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Bad Homburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Reconstructed Roman fort and archaeological museum
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Aberdeen
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

To get there we took the SBahn to Bad Homberg and then the number five bus from the station (Bus every thirty mins I think) that takes you to the site. The buildings are really interesting, dont know why but I always thought these Roman forts were built out of wood. Though there is not a huge amount of English... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

It is a Roman Fort from ancient times that gives us an idea how tough life was. It displays different rooms, like the kitchen, shoemakers' working area and tools, games and sleeping room. It is a pity that some of the explanation and guided tours are not offered in English. On the day we visited, they had some exhibition so... More

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Bad Homburg, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I sent there several times with customers and it was always a good experience. It is a Fort perfectly reconstructed, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Limes, the frontier between the Roman Empire and the Germanic tribal territories. The visit of it gives you the idea of ​​how Roman soldiers lived outside of Rome. If you have time, you... More

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a restoration/reconstruction of a Roman border fort. There is a lot of information about it (mostly in German). I had only a couple of hours there as I was visiting friends in nearby Friedrichsdorf. I intend to return there next time I'm in the area. If you're interested in history you shouldn't miss this.

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Glashuetten, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

A amazing example of a military base at the border of the roman empire, called "LIMES". You can see the historic and rebuild buildungs and facilitys of the garnison. A museum ist included with fine artefacts of weapon, clothes, equipment and living stile of the soldiers and people in the old times. A restaurant is also present. Near of the... More

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Exterior provides good visual insight into late nineteenth and early twentieth century approaches to reconstruction and experimental archaeology. However, although internal exhibitions and archaeological finds were well-presented, signage and interpretation information was not good, even for a German speaker. Some English information available, but not throughout. Expected more of the buildings to be accessible and furnished to represent barrack life.... More

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Paris, France
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

On our way back to France, we stopped to view this fabulous witness of the Roman Limes, the frontier between the Roman Empire and the rest of the world; from North Germany to shores of the Black Sea - the equivalent of the Great Wall in China. Unfortunately the access to the castle itself was closed on this Tuesday 31... More

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Oberursel (Taunus), Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you are interested in archaeology and the roman empire this is the right place to visit and get some informations about the living of the soldiers. The castle is a part of the Limes.

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We visited during on "Family Day" during the German Harvest school vacations. There were no tours to be had in English and we had to muddle through as best we could. The place is a recreation of a Roman fort and colony on the site of a REAL Roman fort and colony. You can see real ruins of Roman houses... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Saalburg was one of the major Roman outposts during Roman times. It started with a camp and was expanded to have room for the families that followed the soldiers. It is situated in the Taunus region in walking distance to the Grosse Feldberg, the highest mountain in the Taunus region. The Hessian Village is also located along the trail.... More

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