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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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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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Frankfurt, Germany
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Aberdeen
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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