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Archaeologiepark Xanten

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Address: Wardter Strasse, 46509 Xanten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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A great day out learning for the whole family

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 July 2016
Perth Hills, Australia
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Perth Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 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 8 July 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 22 June 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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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

A great place to get a feel for living in a Roman city. The recreated amfitheater, the remains of a temple are all very impressive. The also show multiple houses and there interiors. For the kids there is a great roman fort to climb and discover next to a waterworks park. The big bouncy cushion completes it. This is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Complete size of the old Roman town used for the Park, ancient buildings partly rebuilt. We got a good and very helpful introduction by a hired guide. You should then take half a day to walk around by yourself and visit the museum as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

The museum is very well done with modern video reinactments and different technology. The exhibit explanations were informative and interesting (and in English). The bath house was very interesting and the best example I have seen. The temple and amphitheater are both excellent and the living quarter with the different exhibits and hands on activities. Fun visit to a wonderful... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

If you enjoy exploring ancient Roman history then this place has it all. There is a fully reconstructed Amphitheatre, which is now used for re-enactments and pageantry on occasions. Also they have rebuilt a whole series of domestic dwellings above the protected historical foundations - and these have been constructed using the traditional building techniques and materials of the time.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

Large Park with a variety of Roman ruins, excavations and reconstructions. Do not miss the beautifully designed museum that features original artifacts, attractive multimedia displays, and friendly staff that will dress up the children (or a parent), as a Roman soldier. Learn about Roman building techniques and the architectural wonders of their aqueducts. Well worth a detour! The restaurant on... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

The park looks nice, with reconstructions of Roman buildings such as an amphitheatre and bathing houses, and a ruin temple. It is a bit disappointing how little original stuff can be found here - just some indications that a wall used to be in the place where some plants are growing now. The ancient items can be found in a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

We really didn't know what to expect, this was a visit only based on a card picked up in a B&B but we were so impressed. The entire site got across the scale of what was one of the biggest Roman settlements in Northern Europe. I suppose their equivalent of camp bastion! The reconstructions of the walls and gate houses... More 

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