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Archaeologiepark Xanten
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Xanten
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

You will find the park next to the Xanten village.
It shows some rebuild remains of the old Roman neighbourhood. Most of the materials are new, although they were made look old. Take a 15-20 minute walk between the attractions, looking over the large (grass) fields. Go to the theatre, the temple and find the ready-to-use bathtub, in one of the houses. The museum has lots of small parts and (digital) story's (extra luggage has to be stored).
Children find their playground (as their parents can sit).
You can have a meal or a snack, depending how much time you have.

1  Thank Il_Quadrifoglio
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

Archaeologically I'm not sure how exciting this park is, as it seems that most of it is "reconstructions." That being said, it's fun and interesting. Many of the museum signs are in English, but you can also pick up a guide in English for 3 Euros at the entrance. The site is large and they're working on a reconstruction of a Roman home. It's a nice place to explore on a pretty day.

Thank Saarita
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

With most of the Rhineland area having been trodden on by ancient Romans it's hard to miss the several museums based on Roman "rubble" - which I mean in the most charming way possible. This one has the bonus of the great outdoors, and on a sunny day it's a pleasant half day visit to see what life was like back in the good old days or where heated floors come from.

1  Thank HeikeDormagen
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

I have been to two Roman sites in Germany and both have massively disappointed. A few years ago I went to a place called Varus near Munster and boy was it dull, boring and not very good. This is better, but only just. I expected better for my 8 euros, the information shows a spectacular Roman settlement, but in reality it's like walking around 50 football pitches. There is a lot of grass and paths to walk along and around, but little more than this.

Yes, there is a full scale remake of a Roman temple (in Ruins) that covers the original temple is actually under the remake - you can see it if you go under the new bits, but it just looks a pile of bricks. Nothing as good as say Hadrian's wall. There is a Roman arena - but this is similar, it's just a remake of the original.

I had a cup of coffee in the café and I expect on the continent a decent cup of coffee and not some wishy-washy horrid machine muck and for 2 Euros it was rather steep. To be fair the Vanilla Cheesecake was okay.

There is a museum and to be honest I was so bored I headed back to the car - my friends who I visited the place with liked the museum, but from reading other reviews on here, it seems that any artefacts are just replicas anyway.

For something that is claiming to be a major archeologically site and attraction that is up there with the best in Europe, it is rather poor.

3  Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

Well worth seeing - lots to see - fort reconstructed - museum has to be visited - food / restaurant on site

1  Thank Happydays46
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