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Saalburg Roman Castle and Archeology Park

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Address: Saalburg Weg 1 | Archaologischer Park, D-61350 Bad Homburg, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 6175 93740
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Reconstructed Roman fort and archaeological museum

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Impressive Fort, you cannot count on the bus

This fort gives you a much better impression of what the roman lifestyle was like compared to just seeing pictures in a museum. It is impressive to walk up the front gates and go... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Jared J
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This fort gives you a much better impression of what the roman lifestyle was like compared to just seeing pictures in a museum. It is impressive to walk up the front gates and go through them as the Romans did centuries ago. The insight into the everyday life of a Roman was better here than many places I have visited.... More 

Thank Jared J
Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

This is a must for all those interested in Roman history. Good for adults and children alike. Take a camera! There are some excellent forest walks starting from Saalburg.

Thank Michael L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Highly recommended if you are in the area with a car. Easy parking, wonderful Taberna serving historical Roman fare including delicious spiced wines, and all at very reasonable prices. Our kids (3 boys ages 4, 8, 10) love wandering around the open sections of the fort, climbing to the top of the walls pretending to be roman legionnaires keeping a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

We took the train to Bad Homan and tried to get the #5 bus to the museum. Even though I found the schedule online that gave the weekday times we found out the bus wasn't running on weekdays. So we had a lovely train ride out and back.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

I've been to multiple outdoor archaeological parks in Europe, Saalburg is an excellent example. One of the oldest OAPs in the world Saalburg presents the finds in a beautiful rebuild Roman fort. The video presentations are well done and the entire place is fairly interactive. Try and visit on the weekend to catch some educational re-enactors! Great place for kids... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

If you really want to get a feel for Roman military architecture this has to be near the top of the list of options. There's something here for all the family, stuff to do, walks to walk with plenty of information without getting too bogged down. This was my third visit over a 12 year period and I've found new... More 

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Barto, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

A truly interesting tour, of the best restored castle of its type ,from the era of Roman occupation. The tour is given in the German language so if you don't have the language skills , keep your interpreter close. The history on display speaks for itself .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We went with a motley crew - grandparents, kids, friends and everyone enjoyed it. We had an English speaking tour provided and it was definitely worth it. The kids really engaged in the subject despite only know of Romans through Asterix and we all found something fascinating out during our visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

A fine example of Roman life for us at a reasonable cost of €10 for a family ticket. We spent some time wandering aimlessly around trying to translate the signage to get some understanding of what was going on, if you aren't fluent in German it's tough going. The food available was OK priced and very tasty, the staff in... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Lots of interesting exhibitions and insight into life of Roman soldiers. Heavily reconstructed but probably not too fanciful, according to experts. Unusually high quality items in the museum shop.

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