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Archaeologiepark Xanten

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Address: Wardter Strasse, 46509 Xanten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 02801-988-9251
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All you see outside is a recreation. If you are going expecting to see an excavated Roman town then you will be disappointed. However it has been recreated on the same site to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Mechelen, Belgium
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very big and clean but in my eyes not authentic. You need a lot of imagination. I was seriously disseapointed.

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Scotland
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I was expecting to see ruins and archaeology alongside reconstructed buildings showing how the Romans lived. I was left a little disappointed in both. The bulk of the site is open grassland with avenues of trees planted to mark out the Roman Streets and hedges to define the walls. The only ruins to see though was the bathhouse foundation in... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is a large, in progress excavation site developed on the site of the ancient Roman city of Colonia Ulpia Traiana.The daily lives of the people are thoroughly explained. A must see for history buffs. Be prepared for a lot of walking.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It is said that my ancestors are from Xanten, thats why we made a stop here on our way back from Dusseldorf to the Netherlands. The park is nice, but i give it an average since none of the ruins are original, all have been reconstructed based on the history of this village

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

All you see outside is a recreation. If you are going expecting to see an excavated Roman town then you will be disappointed. However it has been recreated on the same site to the same scale using the materials that would have been used. However, it wasn't entirely my cup of tea (having seen originals elsewhere) but it was well... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This site is not overwhelming. The expensive entrance fee (9€) does not hamper tourists from admiring the few Roman relicts ( mostly copies). We enjoyed our meal in the park restaurant where original Roman meals and spicy wine areserved.

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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We were really excited to visit this park, since it used to be a roman colony. What to say? A little bit of deceived, it's interesting, but it was fast completely rebuilt and those parts, that actually still were "untouched" weren't so easy to find + not so good explainations, just left at themselves... Well, it's a little bit too... More 

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Edgewater, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is the site of a large Roman city that is still being excavated. Thy have an exceptional museum with a very large collection of artifacts beautifully displayed. The museum also has attractions kids like. In addition they have a reconstructed Roman arena with mock battles and reconstructed buildings that display life in Roman times.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

An extremely well presented reconstruction of a Roman town (including an amphitheatre) with a brilliant museum

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The park is a huge are and obviously still developing. The "arena" and the indoor museum is interesting but a more houses, maybe a whole street, with handcraft etc would make the park more interesting without making it to Disneyland

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