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Temple of Isis & Mater Magna

Roemerpassage 1, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Wonderful excavated ruins of Roman settlement

We had an excellent overview from a docent before descending into the excavated site beneath a... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2018
mule54
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Utah
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Thoughtfully laid out, interestingly presented.

For those interested in Roman History in Cologne, then this historical site it top value. Clever... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2018
Peter S
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Warragul, Australia
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Roemerpassage 1, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent overview from a docent before descending into the excavated site beneath a shopping mall. Explanatory guide in English is available. Very well curated exhibition. It led nicely into other Roman sites in town, particularly the exceptional museum on ancient shipbuilding.

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Reviewed January 19, 2018

For those interested in Roman History in Cologne, then this historical site it top value. Clever lighting, a thorough description of finds and an interesting trail leads you round this ancient Roman temple. One problem I did find, there was no guide book in English...More

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Reviewed November 11, 2017

This roman temple has been excavated while they build a shopping mall around 2002. One can visit this nicely whith roman artefacts equippet room under the very busy mall for free.

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Reviewed September 8, 2017

This is quite the surprise, having an old Roman ruin right underneath what is now a very ordinary-looking shopping arcade. The foundations are well displayed and the well looked after. However, I cannot recommend it for an English speaker. 100% of the signage is in...More

2  Thank erghammer
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

It's well done but there isn't all that much to see. Layout of the temple is nicely viewed from above. The best item is a statuette of a dwarf, I think. The interpretations in the text are well made and interesting. Probably only 10-20 minutes'...More

1  Thank mashie44
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Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Located underneath a shopping centre it's quite easy to miss (enter through a small shop at one of the entrances) but well worth a visit. Like most attractions in Mainz, it's free but won't take you long to walk around. Depending on the type of...More

Thank Simon M
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

The museum (in a shopping centre) consists of just one very large underground room containing remains of the (originally far more extensive) Isis and Mater Magna temple, surrounded by exhibits excavated from the site. It's a fascinating collection and excellently set out, with explanatory notes...More

1  Thank Merz45
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Reviewed July 2, 2017

This fascinating site is in what looks like a store front in the Römerpassage. There are detailed descriptions of artifacts and the foundation of a double temple from Roman times. We had a great conversation with one of the staff. She was well informed on...More

Thank Craig S
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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Great surprise in the middle of a shoppping center! Very interesting and nicely done. Just a small exposition of remains and artifacts, therefore can be fit into a quick tour of Mainz or even done while the rest of the family is shopping.

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Reviewed April 26, 2017

The place is run by a private initiative, who put a lot of enthusiasm into it. I have been there twice, the second time to show it to friends and both times I was lucky enough to meet one of the leading members of the...More

2  Thank Be2704
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