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Römerkastell Saalburg

Römerkastell Saalburg

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  • Dirk

    The Roman fort Saalburg is not only a museum, but also an archaeological park. The Saalburg offers entertainment for young and old. On the opposite side of the street you will find a dead house hidden in the forest. For everyone who wants to know more, here is the link to the website saalburgmuseum.de.

    And for hiking fans who want to try their hand at the Limes, there is more information here:
    limes-pohlheim.de
    limesstrasse.de/deutsche-limes-strasse/wanderweg
    limeswanderweg.info

    Have lots of fun with it! :-)

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    • May 5, 2017

  • The visit is very interesting, unfortunately, the castle is locked for some years behind a fence. That takes away the magic of the whole thing.

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    • January 13, 2018

  • Maybe someone is also interested in the surrounding area and the LIMES.
    imzeichendeslimesturms.blogspot.de/p/29.html

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    • October 27, 2016

  • One of the best explored castle sites in Germany! Completely imitated and impressive!

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    • May 25, 2017

  • Although it is a reconstruction, the very thought that the Romans once ruled here is exciting.

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    • October 1, 2017

  • The Saalburg, in Roman times a fort with a camp village on the border between the Roman Empire and the Germanic tribal areas, was rebuilt around 1900 on the initiative of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The complex, which is unique in the world, is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Limes.
    You can see the complete enclosure, buildings made of stone and wood and reconstructed ovens. Staged rooms, models and archaeological finds illustrate the living and working world of the soldiers and the population in the village just outside the gates. A tour of the Saalburg gives visitors a good insight into the history, culture and way of life of the Romans.

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    • August 11, 2019

  • Great prepared open-air museum of the former fort.

    Opening hours:
    March to October daily 9am - 6pm
    November to February Tue-Sun 9 am to 4 pm (Mon closed)

    Admission prices as of 2016:
    Adults: 5 €
    Kids & teens (6-18): 3 €

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    • October 4, 2016

  • The Saalburg, in Roman times a fort with a camp village on the border between the Roman Empire and the Germanic tribal areas, was rebuilt around 1900 on the initiative of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The complex, which is unique in the world, is part of the Limes UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    You can see the complete fence, buildings made of stone and wood and reconstructed ovens. Staged rooms, models and archaeological finds illustrate the living and working world of the soldiers and the population in the village in front of the gates. A tour of the Saalburg gives visitors a good insight into the history, culture and way of life of the Romans.

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    • December 8, 2020

  • The complex was laid out at the end of the 1st century AD, when the Romans marched under the emperor against the Germanic Chatti tribe and built fortifications in the Taunus and Wetterau regions. It served as a base for the Cohors II Raetorum civium Romanorum, the 2nd cohort of the Raetians of the Roman citizens, a total of approx. 480 men. In the approx. 180 years of its active existence, the fort was expanded further and further, from a simple wooden fort to a heavily fortified and richly equipped stone fort with, among other things, houses and baths. The Roman origins of the ruins were rediscovered in the 18th century. After various excavations, it was reconstructed from 1899-1907. The Saalburg fort is considered to be the best-researched and most fully reconstructed fort of the Upper German-Raetian Limes, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005. My comparatively short walk through the fort showed me an impressive complex, both outside and inside. In addition to the defensive walls and four access gates, the buildings and fountains were also reconstructed. An exquisitely equipped exhibition also shows an abundance of original and reproduced props, from shoes, weapons and weapon parts, seals, coins to pottery.

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    • November 6, 2021

  • The Saalburg is a really nice destination.
    The guided tour I experienced was very informative. Unfortunately I had the feeling that the guide wanted to finish quickly.
    We could even try archery and spin piling.

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    • August 21, 2018

  • Built in the reign of the Roman emperor Trajan at the beginning of the 2nd century. AD, the castle served for 150 years as a base for the border guards. The 600-strong second Raeterkohorte protected from here from the Limes in the Hochtaunus. After the withdrawal of the Roman troops fell into the Saalburg and was only in the middle of the 19th century. again noticed and dug up. Emperor Wilhelm II had the castle rebuilt 1897-1907 as a research institute and open-air museum faithfully. Under old trees were replicas of Roman sanctuaries and village houses, which corresponds to the romantic idea of an ancient landscape. The Saalburg is today part of the UNESCO World Heritage "Obergermanisch - Raetischer Limes". In the TABERNA palatal joys are offered for sale from the Roman kitchen. We recommend!

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    • January 27, 2019

  • Food and drink. For us there was a delicious ice cream.

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    • July 9, 2019

  • Even if some archaeologists sniff their noses, for Normalos the rebuilt Saalburg is ideal to imagine how the Romans lived here.

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    • October 28, 2018

  • UNESCO World Heritage, but more recommended during the week, overflowing on Sundays.

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    • August 25, 2019

  • No opening times are given on site!

    Opening times according to website:
    Roman castle Saalburg
    March to October daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    November to February Tue-Sun 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Mon closed)
    Closed on December 24th and 31st
    Last admission half an hour before closing

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    • September 25, 2019

  • The horse head from Waldgirmes is on display in the Saalburg, one of the most important finds from Roman times in this area:
    saalburgmuseum.de/aktuelles/der-pferdekopf-von-lahnau-waldgirmes

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    • March 13, 2021

  • The Saalburg, in Roman times a fort with a camp village on the border between the Roman Empire and the Germanic tribal areas, was rebuilt around 1900 on the initiative of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The complex, which is unique in the world, is part of the Limes UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    You can see the complete fence, buildings made of stone and wood and reconstructed ovens. Staged rooms, models and archaeological finds illustrate the living and working world of the soldiers and the population in the village in front of the gates. A tour of the Saalburg gives visitors a good insight into the history, culture and way of life of the Romans.

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    • March 24, 2021

  • Interesting story, you should have a look.

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    • March 29, 2021

  • Kaiser Wilhelm II had the Saalburg rebuilt in 1907.
    Here you get a really unique impression of the Roman building activity.
    At the weekend it is advisable not to visit the castle, as you can hardly see everything in peace. People jam at the kiosk and the food counter.

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    • May 21, 2021

  • Do you have to give any tips about the Saalburg? Not really, it is known worldwide. And you can get enough information on the Internet these days, even the Saalburg has a website. The fort is surrounded by a fence, so that you can go in and out at 2 of the 4 gates. Entering the site is only possible through the replica Roman houses, which contain the souvenir and checkout area. If you want to avoid large groups of visitors, you should probably come on vacation. But even there is no guarantee! Otherwise, there are only school classes and groups during the week, and the day trippers come on weekends.

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    • May 20, 2020

  • A great place for young and old to bring history to life or experience it.

    You can eat well in the Taberna. There is actually something for every taste.

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    • August 25, 2020

  • Nice vantage point and a beautiful facility to start a hike.

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    • November 25, 2020

  • Interesting mixture of the reconstruction (or at least the attempt at a reconstruction) from the early 20th century, excavation finds and a lot of information about the Limes and the time of the Romans

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    • March 13, 2021

  • The Saalburg is a wonderful destination for small and large Roman fans. Even if the fort is recreated and not 100% authentic - it is worthwhile and definitely helps everyone to get closer to the topic of Limes, Rome and Germania.

    The taberna is a fitting opportunity to get to know the culinary delights of Roman life.
    And of course there is also "Schnitzel with French fries" for children

    To be recommended at any time - despite Corona.

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    • May 24, 2021


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Location: Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe, Hochtaunuskreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse, Germany

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