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Archaeologiepark Xanten

Wardter Strasse, 46509 Xanten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Xanten
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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53 helpful votes 53 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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23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Honest representation of Roman history on the exact site. Clear yet discreet signs in German, Dutch and English. Innovative concept of bath house and good museum with different learner entry points. Wear a good pair of shoes, as there is a lot if walking! Excellent value for money. Excellent toilet facilities.

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Bonn, Germany
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is a great place to visit especially with the kids. There is the park, and a great museum where the kids can see the orginal bath houses, wear armour, and pick up the sheilds along with some great information. Everything is translated in English and is a beatiful place. Xanten was actually one of the top 150 Roman cities... More

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Wuppertal, Germany
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Most foreigners who are visiting North Rhine Westfalia don't even know that there are some really old historic places. This is one of them and shows original stuff, built by the Romans some thousand years ago. It became a nice park and you can visit it also on a rainy day.

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Xanten, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

In 12 B.C. the first two Roman legions came to the Lower Rhine and built the largest military camp in the Roman provinces. Unfortunately nothing is left ( above ground ) to see of Vetera Castra today. But there is plenty to see in the Archaeological Park and the Roman Museum. The park is a ground monument, all the buildings... More

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Blackheath, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Overall an interesting place to visit to get a bit of an understanding of early roman life , many things to see in a large parklike location ,the museum has many levels filled with fascinating artefacts , the opportunity to view the arena and imagine gladiators , to view the bathhouse ,to climb the towers and to imagine what it... More

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