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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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Surprising display of advanced Roman technology

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A little North of Frankfurt in the high Taunus range lies this convincing facsimile of a Roman fort, built among the ancient ruins of a garrison defending the Empire's frontier with Germania. As a student of archaeology, Kaiser Wilhelm II (or Caesar Gulielmus II per various inscriptions on the walls) had the edifice constructed to illustrate the achievements of the... More 

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Olvera, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This fortress was built on the Limes Line/Wall that was the border with the German tribes and Rome. You can still see the ditch that was dug and other foundations of watch towers, but the Saalburg and whats inside is special, a must see.

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Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It's about a thirty-minute drive north of Wiesbaden....signs pointing the way as you get within five minutes of it. Nicely displayed Roman history, and gives you an impressive view of 2,000 years ago. Cafe on the interior, with decent coffee and cake (I wouldn't recommend their big menu). Experience will take approximately three hours. Plenty of parking. Young kids won't... More 

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Additional Information about Saalburg Roman Castle and Archeology Park

Address: Saalburg Weg 1 | Archaologischer Park, D-61350 Bad Homburg, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: +49 (0) 6175 / 9374-0
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hesse  >  Bad Homburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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