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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
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Reconstructed Roman fort and archaeological museum

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A great view of Roman times in Germany

Have visited here a number of times now with friends and family. We always see and learn something new each time. One time the Legionnaires were in camp depicting life as Roman... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
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Seeheim-Jugenheim, Germany
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Seeheim-Jugenheim, Germany
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Have visited here a number of times now with friends and family. We always see and learn something new each time. One time the Legionnaires were in camp depicting life as Roman soldier, was great learning experience for the kids. Another time was tasting and experiencing Roman food/ wine . Check out their website to see what events are taking... More 

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Only had time for a quick visit. I wasn't aware how extensive the exhibits were. Amazing to see what they excavated here. Definitely worth going back again. Also noticed a lot of hands on activities for the grandkids.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

They made a great effort to rebuild this place. There are lots of displays which illustrate how the Roman empire influenced vast areas of Europe and Northern Africa. We were there in autumn which means the trees were 'on display' as well. They have various exits which suggests that you can go on a walk from there.

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Latina, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

One of UNESCO sites related to the Roman Empire's Border (Limes), rebuilt following the description of Roman essays on military art. Impressive for the extension and commendable for extensive educational use of it.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This is a truly fascinating place, and is a great places to learn about the Limes, a little known historical feature of medieval Europe. Personally, I enjoy walking around the outside of the walls of the fort as much as anything else. In my pre-vegan days, the little restaurant on the road in used to be one of my favourite... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Although the fort is a reconstruction the exhibits give a rich view of life on the edge of the Roman empire in the first few centuries AD. Many of the artifacts on display were found in wells and are remarkably well preserved, including leather shoes, some quite ornate. We've seen Roman sites across Europe, including Pompei and the museum in... More 

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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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