Römerkastell Saalburg

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Recommended by 464 out of 490 hikers

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  • Kai

    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

  • Elchjogi

    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

  • eyekon

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

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    • May 25, 2017

  • Marion

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

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    • October 1, 2017

  • Jonas Wind

    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

  • Dirk

    The Roman fort Saalburg is not only a museum but also an archeological park.
    The Saalburg offers entertainment for all ages.
    On the opposite side of the street you can find a house of the dead hidden in the forest.

    For all the more knowledgeable here the link:
    saalburgmuseum.de

    And for the Wanderfans who want to try the Limes, there are more info 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

  • Outdoor_Dad_2.0

    Salve, a journey through time in the footsteps of the Romans.

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    • February 10, 2019

  • Chris

    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

  • Thomas 🖤💚

    The Saalburg, in Roman times a fort with a camp village on the border of the Roman Empire to the Germanic tribal areas, was rebuilt around 1900 on the initiative of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The facility, which is unique in the world, belongs to the Limes UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    You can see the complete enclosure, stone and wood buildings 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

  • Ulrich

    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

  • Christian

    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

  • Outdoor_Dad_2.0

    Salve, a journey through time in the footsteps of the Romans.

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    • February 10, 2019

  • Smokey und Pia

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

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    • July 9, 2019

  • Ike

    A very nice point to drive. It's worth it to have been here. :-)

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    • August 13, 2019

  • Outdoor_Dad_2.0

    Salve, a journey through time in the footsteps of the Romans.

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    • February 10, 2019

  • Outdoor_Dad_2.0

    Salve, a leap in time to the Romans.

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    • July 11, 2019

  • Ike

    A very nice sight

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    • July 20, 2019

  • Ike

    I can only recommend :-)

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    • July 23, 2019

  • Ike

    Very nice point to drive.

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    • August 6, 2019

  • Ike

    Very nice, that's it. :-)

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    • August 11, 2019

  • Ike

    Nice point to start. :-)

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    • August 12, 2019

  • Ike

    A very nice point to drive. It's worth it to have been here. :-)

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    • August 13, 2019

  • christiane peklar

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

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    • August 25, 2019

  • Hunsbuckel

    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


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

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