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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 (0) 6175 / 9374-0
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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Fascinating reconstruction of Roman fort

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Rachel T
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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

Thank Oleg S
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.

Thank Heiko J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The Saalburg is a authentic Roman Castle rebuilt according to original plans and with orignal Stones etc. The original Kastell (Castle) has been built in the early 1rst century and has been rebuilt in the 1900 century...... Inside you have a musem and origial built ,roman tavern, and you see how Roman soldiers lived and which weapons they used These... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

If you are interested in history and especially Roman time you will satisfied. Worthy to visit Saalburg Roman Castle and Archeology Park on your way to the Frankfurt Airport.

Thank T0urist7
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

I have visited other Roman historical sites - mostly in England and they were fascinating. This restored fortification really helps to see the place as it might have been. The sheer number of artifacts and breadth of information in the various displays all over the fort are amazing.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Had an afternoon before my flight the next day and decided to check out this place. Lots of history on the area and the life in the Roman Era of rule. Excellent exhibits but only about half of them had English in the signs to understand what the significance of the piece is about. It is a combination walking inside... More 

Thank Michael L

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