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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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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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a true trip into the past

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Israel
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I did not have enough time to visit this reconstructed Roman Fort and archaeological site on my 2015 trip, but it was fascinating when I went there in 2012. There's a museum of German houses not very far away, too. September is a good time to visit, as there's often an apple harvest festival.

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Wooster, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Saalburg is located outskirt of the famous spa town Bad Homburg, just north of Frankfurt. It's Germany's UNESCO world heritage site due to its significant archaeological finds of nearly 2000 years old Roman Empire's frontier fortress, known as part of Roman's Limes. The Roman Limes stretched over 550 km from Rhine to Danube and was Roman's frontier defense system against... More 

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Salta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Saalburg Castle is a reconstructed Roman castle. It lies close to the former border between the Roman Empire and the Germanic tribes. The reconstruction has been carried with careful attention to details and the site contains a museum about Roman soldiers' lives at the "limes" (border). The whole area is a UNESCO world heritage site. http://www.saalburgmuseum.de/english/sb_en_home.htmlI also recommend to... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

For we "freaks" for all things Roman (or even those mildly interested), the faithfully rebuilt fort at Saalburg should not be missed. It's a perfect history lesson for adults and older children, with the museum displaying thousands of well preserved artifacts: weapons, tools, etc. And the Taunus forest setting ain't half bad either. Good sized free parking lot....but in warm... More 

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Haan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very nice scenery outside of Bad Homburg (5 minutes away by car, approx. 30min from the City of Frankfurt) which shows the life of the Romans in Continental Europe in various exhibitions as well as re-built forts. Can be easily combined with walks or hiking in the Taunus area which is a really beautiful scenery. Lots of interesting things to... More 

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Bad Homburg, Hessen, Germany
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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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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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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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