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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
Description: Reconstructed Roman fort and archaeological museum

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Homage to Roman Engineering and Administration

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Frankfurt, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Pittsburgh
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We went with 3 young children and the museum had plenty of space for them to run around and release some energy in between enjoying looking at the artifacts. I am pretty sure that I would not go back to the park nor would I really recommend seek it; however, if you are in the area and especially have younger... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Although the information in English are few, this beautifully restored tourist attraction worth to understand how the Romans lived and protected the territories conquered since 58 BC from the Germanic tribes then.

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Israel
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
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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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
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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