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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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Good museum, nice park

The park looks nice, with reconstructions of Roman buildings such as an amphitheatre and bathing houses, and a ruin temple. It is a bit disappointing how little original stuff can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Large Park with a variety of Roman ruins, excavations and reconstructions. Do not miss the beautifully designed museum that features original artifacts, attractive multimedia displays, and friendly staff that will dress up the children (or a parent), as a Roman soldier. Learn about Roman building techniques and the architectural wonders of their aqueducts. Well worth a detour! The restaurant on... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The park looks nice, with reconstructions of Roman buildings such as an amphitheatre and bathing houses, and a ruin temple. It is a bit disappointing how little original stuff can be found here - just some indications that a wall used to be in the place where some plants are growing now. The ancient items can be found in a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We really didn't know what to expect, this was a visit only based on a card picked up in a B&B but we were so impressed. The entire site got across the scale of what was one of the biggest Roman settlements in Northern Europe. I suppose their equivalent of camp bastion! The reconstructions of the walls and gate houses... More 

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Tallinn
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Nice day on the Rhine. The park is very large. Only a few streets are laid out and the few ruins are far apart. There is plenty of info. Our young children enjoyed the Roman board games and the non historical play areas. Definitely worth a visit.

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Amsterdam
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50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is a very large park that shows the massive size of the settlement very well. We visited on a rainy day late in the season, so there was not a lot going on (in the summer there are shows and live exhibitions). The museum is absolutely fantastic with great artefacts and an excavation of the bath house of the... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 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 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 14 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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228 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 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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