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Archaeologiepark Xanten

Wardter Strasse, 46509 Xanten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Xanten
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The spectacular open-air museum on the site of the Roman town Colonia Ulpia Traiana and a fascinating exhibition.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Why you should consider not going there... It's not finished. It's under construction. You pay 9 euro's for a site that is not finished. At all. There are fences. Lots of fences. Lot of grass as well. Kilometres of grass and fences and a couple of unfinished structures. We came from the Netherlands, to visit the temple of the Matronae.... More

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Bude, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A good day out for a reasonable price, they clearly state what was original and what was a replica, most of the things are written in English, the only down side is that the week end shows are only in german. There is a picnic area, and a play park for the younger children and the coffee is the same... More

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Buffalo, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Architecturally, the model for this museum seems to be a shopping mall. The effect is oddly off-putting. Also, there is too much reliance on models and replicas--very few authentic displays. On the other hand, if you spend the time and read the labels and use the ample multi-media aids, you'll learn a lot, at a price.

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Leicester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A lovely place to visit. Just do not expect to see to much of the Remains of Roman Buildings. It is a worth a visit if you are interested in the history of the Roman Empire including teenagers. The museum is nicely layed out. The information is given in german, english and dutsch. Which all has been presented and explained... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

...but don't forget your walking shoes. This place is BIG! Very interesting, outstanding displays and competent guides.

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Statesboro, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a great archeological site and the new museum is beautiful. The museum! Covers a large public bath. We enjoyed watching school children giving their class a history lesson tour, another class reenacted Roman soldiers marching. There is a tent in which a team reconstructs the Roman vessel found 20 years ago. The original can be viewed on the... More

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Richmond
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Excellent historical site. Lots of really interesting stuff to see. Reconstructed buildings including amphitheatre, baths, gate house, guest house, town walls and much more. The on site museum is superb. The site covers a large area. Allow 2 - 3 hours to visit the suggested tour and another two hours if you wish to do the audio tour of the... More

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Erwitte, Germany
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114 reviews 114 reviews
27 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

...very good representation of Roman history in German, English and Dutch. Large park for lots of walking, something for everyone from 0-99. Great museum where kids can get hands on. Bath houses, taverne, amphitheater, city walls - still a work in progress and worth a detour.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Well, if you come to Xanten and do NOT visit the park, the question has to be: why come anyway? The archeological park is the 'raison d'être' for Xanten. Now that the main road has finally been diverted around the park (rather than cutting it in two halves) there is peace and calm all around. Truly fine new museum building.... More

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