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Archaeologiepark Xanten
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Xanten
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The museum of Roman artifacts is exceptional, good descriptions in English as well as German and with a good audio guide as well.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This site is worth a visit to better understand the true history of Germany. Bring a Picknick basket and enjoy the day at the site.
It has plenty of history and for the kids, play parks and things to do.

Thank Luc H
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our walk around the park but the museum staff watch you like hawks, popping up over your shoulder at every turn and overly rule laden.. don’t do this, don’t stand there, don’t touch that etc. Made us feel uncomfortable. Totally unnecessary for four very respectful law abiding citizens.

1  Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Since I was grown up close to Xanten, it never took me big efforts to get there. Overall the APX always is a "must have", if I have international guests. It is a big territory, which invites you for a long walk and chats with each other. You will find a lot of view and selfiepoints to take nice pictures and to discuss about the rebuildet buildings. But from my point of view without a preffosional leader, you will just be able to scratch the surface.
Nevertheless it depends on your expectations. Do you want to make a "deep dive" in the roman culture (Planmore then 3 hours) or do you want to take an "extraordinary walk" (2 to 3 h are absolutly sufficient).
A big "PLUS" is the big outdoor playground which all children above 3 will love.
Small ADVICE for all families: Since 2018 The entry is for free on each first monday of the month!
+TAKE CARE FOR THE OPENING TIMES!

It is also possible to have a "roman meal" inside (which I didn´t try yet) with roman dress etc. (check the web page).

1  Thank Thomas J
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

This Archeology Park Xanten (APX) is where around 100AD one of 150 major Roman towns was. Founded by Emperor Trajanus it was called Colonia Ulpia Trajana and in those days covered an area of roughly 900x800m. When the Romans left the town was deserted and later demolished and materials sold by people who were living in the nearby village which later became Xanten. Only part of the foundations remained of which some are unearthed and can be seen. Some buildings, like the former baths, restaurant and workshops have been rebuilt in the original Roman style. In the workshops you can see some of the old trades. There is also an amphiteater where gladiators once fought each other. Inside there is an interesting exhibition. Furthermore there is the large North Tower with some old Roman graves outside and part of the Harbout Temple. The LVR Romer Museum with the remains of the former large Roman baths is also in the park and you get access to that on the same ticket. You can easily spend two days of 4-5 hours to see everything like I did. When you do ask for the somewhat cheaper 2-day ticket at the entrance. When you have enough time you can also see some of the remains of the first Roman military camp Ventura I which is on the Furstenberg on the other side of Xanten from the park

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