Xanten Travel Guide

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Xanten Things to Do

  • Romer Museum (Roman Museum)

    LVR-Archaeological Park Xanten / LVR-RömerMuseumTrajanstraße 4, 46509 Xanten, Germany * Phone: +49 (0) 28 01 / 712 – 0 * apx@lvr.de * http://www.apx.de/ * Adults: EUR 5.00 * Children (over the age of six): EUR 2.50 * Disabled people: EUR 4.00 * Students, apprentices: EUR 4.00The Museum is on site within the LVR-Archaeological Park Xanten which...

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  • Xanten Archaeological Park

    Xanten is certainly a place with treasures for archeologists because it is the only Roman town north of the Alps which has not been built over since the collapse of the Roman Empire. Its ground plan has remained intact under the fields and pastures. Nowadays it is not only a place where archaeologists are employed to continue with the excavations....

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  • Xanten Archaeological Park

    LVR-Archaeological Park Xanten * Trajanstraße 4, 46509 Xanten, Germany * Phone: +49 (0) 28 01 / 712 – 0 * apx@lvr.de * http://www.apx.de/ * Adults: EUR 5.00 * Children (over the age of six): EUR 2.50 * Disabled people: EUR 4.00 * Students, apprentices: EUR 4.00The LVR-Archaeological Park Xanten resides on the site of the ancient Roman city of...

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  • Archaeological Park Xanten

    Colonia Ulpia Traiana - it was in about 100 AD that the Roman Emperor Trajan conferred municipal status upon a settlement on the lower Rhine, and named it after himself. Large public buildings were erected: city walls, temples, heated baths, an amphitheatre. Ten thousand people lived in the city.Experts are now excavating the traces of the town....

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  • Archaeological Park Xanten - Roman Town...

    Attention: The Town Baths belong to the terrain of the Archaeological Park. The entrance for the Archaeological Park includes the entrance for the Town Baths. So go to the Park at first to pay once and get two - Park and Baths!The Emperor Hadrian might have stayed in the Colonia Ulpia Traiana while on his way to Britain, and perhaps he took the...

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  • The Mill

    This is the small mill just at the edge of the park. It is used now as information point and souvenir shop. I also noticed that this was the first time I saw mill that the wings are still turning when the wind blow.

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  • The small park

    Just behind this front gate of the old city there is a small park where you can sit, relax, have a picnic and just enjoy the warming spring sunshine

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  • The old part of the city.

    I was just enjoying walking around in the older part of this city, the whole place seems to me sometime as if the time has stopped here.

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  • St.Victor's Cathedral another pictures...

    And this is the other side windows, I am just sorry there was not enough light that I could take photo of the organ

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  • St.Victor's Cathedral

    That is the one on the main attractions here, way back to the 13th century, it was open, so I went inside to see.

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  • The Cathedral St. Viktor von Xanten

    This cathedral cannot compare in size to the one in Cologne or in Notredame, but it is impressive in it's Gothic architecture. Inside, like so many cathedrals that weren't in service, it was dark, cool, sombre and had the wonderful centuries old smell of Frankenscense. The blue glass that's centuries old is very impressive. You can see which panes...

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  • Xanten Regional Museum

    Xanten has a nice little museum dedicated to the Roman colony that was established here 2000 years ago. Most impressive is a fully reconstructed suit of Roman Legionar armour. One of the most interesting things they had where little wooden cases that looked like they might be travel backgammon sets. Instead of a backgammon board in them, they were...

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Xanten Restaurants

  • Having Lunch on the Street Restaurant

    The restaurants of the hotel have the reputation to serve on all occasions from baptismal parties to golden wedding ceremonies.However, the experience I made during summer time at their street restaurant was not a good one.1. The staff was not attentive at all- despite several gestures to take the order they were involved in chatting.2. Asking the...

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  • Dalmatien

    Located on the Main Square in Xanten is Restaurant Dalmatien . Roomy. Atmospheric. Nice Menu .I knew what I wanted though .It was Spargel Season. That huge White Asparagas. Dalmatien has a "Spargelkarte" ...several menu items featuring this seasonal delicacy. My choice was served with potatoes,and Ham . Cost was about 12 Euro if I remember...

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  • I did not try any...

    ...but the streets are full of places from fast food to exclusive restaurants and coffee shopes. So, maybe I should try one of them in the next time.

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Xanten Transportation

  • Ferry

    A small ferry operates from Xanten across the river, it only takes foot passengers and of course their bikes. Across the river at that point, there is a small sandy shore line were you could sunbathe weather permitting.

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  • By Car, but the airport is near by

    The Niederrhein airport is just 10-15 minutes away by car from this place, it is very small airport near by, only few small airlines use it, but you can get very cheap flights to several destinations around EuropeI guess there are some buses that going here, but the only easy way to get here from the airport is by car.

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Xanten Shopping

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    by Gili_S Written Jun 28, 2004

    I found some small flea market in one of the corners. some items there seems to be very old and untouched for generations, I was really wondering why they are still there, why someone should ever want to buy them. But the violin I wanted they asked too much to worth it.

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Xanten Local Customs

  • Something to eat

    At the Christmas market I did try some old tradition food, made of...what is it made of....?anyway, I am not even sure what name to use, Kartoffelpuffer or reibekuchen?

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  • More about the Christmas market

    There this tent there, looks a bit like "our" tents from Lapland, but I was not sure what exactly this one doing here.

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  • Christmas market

    It was December, the time for the traditional Christmas market and here it was small but very nice one.

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Xanten Off The Beaten Path

  • Certainly Not Everybody Has Flown with a...

    During summertime and if weather conditions allow get off the beaten pathes and leave highways and rivers below you.See when your balloon is filled with air and you would not believe that this fabric, some strings and a "basket" can carry several passengers and the pilot through he skies. Loudlessly - only sometimes you will hear the burner. The...

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  • There's more than just the obvious

    The best way is to get a brochure at the entrance of the archeological park, which has a map, showing the historical way around. Some of the ancient architectures are tucked in between the nearby streets.

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    by Gili_S Updated Jan 6, 2004

    Favorite thing: Xanten is a small town in the western part of Germany not far from the Dutch border.

    To find out more, check the Official site

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