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Varusschlacht Museum und Park

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Address: Venner Str. 69 | Kalkriese, 49565 Bramsche, Lower Saxony, Germany
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+49 5468 9204200

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Great slice of History

This is a fantastic historical site and museum. There has been a great deal done to make this a family friendly attraction. As an adult visiting there is frustrating mix of... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Ian M
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I love history and especially Roman history. If you have any interest in those subjects you must visit this museum - this was a major event in the story of the empire and of Europe. I usually read other people's reviews of places and try to be as fair as possible because my tastes are not the same as those... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic historical site and museum. There has been a great deal done to make this a family friendly attraction. As an adult visiting there is frustrating mix of fantastic exhibits displayed well set along side exhibits which are poorly explained. I do not understand the purpose of the metal boxes placed on the archeological excavation site. Perhaps... More 

Thank Ian M
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Since I was a kid I have always been a fan of history, particularly everything Roman. I've visited Rome, Trier and a host of other Roman sites, but only recently did I get to visit Kalkriese. And frankly, I wasn't exactly blown away. With the exception of the museum (which takes up one level of the large observation tower) the... More 

1 Thank BloodyScreenname
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53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in Roman exhibits,this is not perhaps the best Roman museum to visit, in view of the looting that took place after the annihilation of the 3 Roman legions by Arminius in 9 AD. This is with the exception of the Roman coins on display - there is also currently a separate fascinating temporary exhibition of recently... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Our well-informed group was a bit disappointed of the (only German speaking) compulsory guide showing some pictures and giving a standard school-class lecture. The museum has nice displays of the few surviving artefacts but missed important information on the actual details of the battle. The different academic opinions on the length (2 hours-3 days), the significance of the battle at... More 

1 Thank kattullus
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452 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely time . Good show with tons of food information. Unfortunately it is partly only in German . Anyway . We enjoyed the stay. Good staff. Not overcrowded, free parking . Recommended.

Thank marcoziegler
Orlando, FL
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Very interesting take on an ancient battle. A must visit for history buffs. Lots of info in German but less in English. I still recommend.

Thank YoLaTengoOrlando
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A most wonderful and much awaited experience. Make sure you study it before you go as their is only enough in English to whet the appetite. I would have done a guided tour but they only run on the weekend.

Thank Suellen A
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I think some of the negative comments from the minority are a little too critical. I was a little put off by the style of the museum building, but it is what is inside that counts. Fascinating displays and exhibits are featured. If there is a lack of artifacts, the reason is clearly implied. This was more or less a... More 

Thank MrsFeckner
Weymouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This is a relatively recent site of a very old battle documented by Roman historian Tacitus. German tribesmen obliterated 10,000 Legionnaires in an ambush, stopping Roman expansion. There is a recreation of a very tiny part of the overall battle site, anchored by the remnants of the actual wall used by the tribesman. Significant artifacts, including a metal mask worn... More 

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