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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
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Description: Reconstructed Roman fort and archaeological museum

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The northern most Roman point in Germania

You shall not pass! This is the point the Germanic defenses held the Romans to - for a long time. The Castle and it´s connected "Limes" is a wonderful historic site. Although the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

You shall not pass! This is the point the Germanic defenses held the Romans to - for a long time. The Castle and it´s connected "Limes" is a wonderful historic site. Although the castle is reconstructed - the museum is great and the overall feel is worthwhile the visit.

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Zevenbergen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This historical site is wel prepared and the museum is excellent. The location is in the forest and a walk in the fort give a good impression of the Roman time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Well worth a visit. Reconstructed Roman Fort with lots of very interesting things to look at and explore. The museum is packed full of artifacts of all kinds. I loved the building containing all the different types of roman artillery. Excellent cafe and shop. This is one of the best Roman sites I have visited.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Although archeologists might cringe from reconstructions of this kind and the propagandist nature of the whole endeavor is rather obvious the museum and location are excellent for anyone interested in the Limes and daily Roman life at camps. The display served as an eye opener for anyone interested in Roman technology.

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Jonkoping, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This site is mind blowing! You can still listen in the quite of this fort the last battles of the Roman Empire, near to its end. I really enjoyed this visit but would like to address a complain to the responsible of this site. All the signs and descriptions are written only in German. No information in English are provided... More 

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Kaltenbrunn, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This fort was originally built to control the movement between the Germanic tribes and the northern boundaries of the Roman Empire in this part of Germany. Think of it as a base camp along the border. After 160 years it was abandoned and left to be quarried for it's stone by local villages until the 19th century. Excavations began in... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

You can tour this Roman Castle with a tour or by yourself. You can still view the archeological diggings that go on to the day, or learn about what was already discovered and for you set up to understand. Some games are offered for kids and if you take the tour, you are actually able to throw a spear and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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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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