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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 Site and Museum

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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

OK it is not Pompei or Ephesus.... just a few original remains, most have been rebuilt (quite accurately) but a lot of effort was put to document and explain the life as it may have been in the place. More than the replica of the amphitheatre or the harbor temple, the reconstructed roman shops and houses convey a feeling of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I went with my dog as a side trip from the Netherlands and really enjoyed the park, despite the rain. I took pictures of the Roman columns and the amphitheater. I climbed the stairs and walked the wall in front of the theater for a view of the theater. I really like history and it does not matter to me... More 

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Colchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

very interesting, interactive, wonderful building. Kids would love the water park in the Summer. A lot of walking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Not much left of the city it once was, so all you see is rebuilt. But that is excellent: it gives you a very good impression of a Roman house, you can visit it all. It's also fascinating to see how big the place was. Don't miss the museum, with the remnants of the old town bath house and many... More 

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Address: Address: Wardter Strasse, 46509 Xanten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 02801-988-9251
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Xanten

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