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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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Fascinating archaeological site.

The site is huge but well laid out. Where reconstructions have taken place, they are as the buildings would have been. Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 11, 2016
Margaret F
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

The site is huge but well laid out. Where reconstructions have taken place, they are as the buildings would have been. Well worth a visit.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

It was quite fresh weather when we decided to visit this Roman re-built village. There is an arena, some working tools and Roman machines such as cranes etc., some buildings and part of buildings, horse trolleys, houses, tempel, etc. Most of those copy buildings are not very well breathing the Roman atmosphere but in some cases there are the old... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Xanten is not only a very intersting mediëval town. It once was an important Roman border city on he River Rhine, Many soldiers were situated at Vetera castle. Next to It was, from the year 100 on, the roman city Colonia Ulpia Trajana. It was a luxurious place with quite a few wealthy citizens. The emperor Marcus' Ulpius Trajanus also... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Loads to see and do. Interesting museum with interactive features. Buildings re-created to give a feel of original buildings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

The archaeologiepark in Xanten was beautiful. It is perfect for a sunny day, lots of outdoor spaces and plenty to do to keep busy! The amphitheater is the first thing you are able to see as you walk in, you can walk all around (in and out) of the amphitheater and explore. The park itself has lots of grass areas... More 

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Baarlo, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Maybe when you never go to Italy, this parc can be nice for you. The few buildings that are already build, don't have any mystic effect on me. The ruins suggest to be real, but aren't that ( maybe some very tiny piece of rock). The parc is enormous, and can maybe impressive when fully built, but now there are... More 

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Lisse, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

An intresting view into the life of Roman people. This park combines excavations with reconstructions of Roman buildings (a partially reconstructed arena and temple, and reconstructions of a guesthouse, roman boats, a city gate, and some houses). The park covers the total area of the old Colonia Ulpia Traiana. The roads follow the same grid as in the old roman... More 

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Perth Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Excellent day out at the park and museum, been born in the area, before immigrating to Australia 20 years ago, I visited the park in my childhood. With our two 10 and 8 yo girls in tow a re visit was overdue during a recent family visit holiday to the area. We were not disappointed, the entry is 9 euro... More 

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Perth Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Great educational place to visit, I took my 8 and 10 yr old they didn't want to leave! Roman ruins, museum, largest wooden fort I've ever seen and a massive jumping pillow - something for adults and kids. We went on the last Fri before German School Holidays begin and it was empty, the day prior they had 1500 school... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

We visited this part as part of a stay over while traveling to the coast. The park is good, but there is a lot of free space in between buildings which in my view reduces a bit the impression. For kids especially the area with the different trades is of interest, because there they can make stuff. My personal favorite... More 

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