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Saalburg Roman Castle and Archeology Park

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Address: Saalburgstr. 1 | Archaologischer Park, 61350 Bad Homburg, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: +49 6175 93740
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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
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Reconstructed Roman fort and archaeological museum

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Auckland
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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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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

It was interesting to see a little of the history of the Romans in Germany. Most of it we had to piece together, as there were only a few explanations in English. It was raining the day we went, so we didn't explore the grounds too much. There is basically one central area which has Roman artifacts, maps and explanations.... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

It's easy to forget that the Roman Empire stretched this far north into Germany, and this reconstruction of the Saalburg Fort and part of the wall really brings that history into focus. It's not very accessible for strollers or wheelchairs, but, then again, the original wouldn't have been either.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Excellent location, nice architecture, big park with lots of birds, rare old trees, everything in high level of care, good for rest in the city any time

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Mainz, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

The Saalburg is more a Fort or Garrison rather than a Castle. The reconstruction, according to authentic plans, is well conceived and made even more ineresting by good descriptive plaques and the collections of replica weaponry and household utensils. To fully explore the exhibit, a visitor must calculate 4 to 5 hours; a history buff could spend even more time... More 

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Rosbach vor der Hoehe, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Very interesting cultural place with great exhibitions. The museum for Roman weapons is very interesting.

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