The Roman museum is found in Homburg-Schwarzenacker, about 5 km south of Homburg. During the Roman period 2000 years ago there already had been some settlements in Schwarzenacker. It was a perfect location, near to the crossing point of two military and trade routes – the route from Metz to Mainz and the route from Trier to Strasbourg.
This early staging town of about 2000 inhabitants is partly reconstruted and excavated in this Roman museum. It's not big, but interesting to walk around and along the roofed sideway of the street. Some buildings have been partially reconstructed like the taverna or the opticans house with its nice "pillar cellar".
It makes sense to first watch the film about the site where you get explanations about this Roman town and the life during these times. The film is shown in the museum building, the so-called Edelhaus, which was build around 1725. Here you also find exhibitions with several findings from Roman houses and workshops, as well as paintings from the 18th century. Between this Edelhaus and the open-air museum is a baroque garden which is very nice.
Open daily from 9:00 – 17:00 April to October, 10:00 – 16:00 November/February. Closed in December and January.
Admission: 3 € adults, 2 € children.
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Opposite of the Roman museum is the restaurant Römerhaus. It offers German food we enjoyed a good lunch there. I had chicken filet with ham & sage which was yummy. The chef had forgotten the second piece of chicken and I got it a bit later – together with another portion of noodles. The sauce was very good as well and I was so full afterwards!
The restaurant is a typical German restaurant with customers who come there to play cards and have fun over a pint of beer and some snacks. Tthe food is great, the service could be a little better depending on who serves you :) but the last few times we've been there it was very good. They changed the menu, it used to be very cheap to take your family there to eat, but even now it's pretty accesible.
Favorite Dish: The house salad and Rahm Schitzel.
The place is just great! The ambiance is nice, friendly service, they recognized us the second time we went there....and the food is just amazing and not expensive at all!!!
Favorite Dish: Antipasto della Casa...well, it's always different but great! A mix of italian and mediterranean appetizers that just melt in your mouth and flavours that complemet eachother perfectly! Then the pizza...Broca or Bella Italia....they know already what we'll order before we order...that feels just great! we'll miss it......
I am sure there are other nice places to spend some time at nights in Homburg...but in two and a half months I haven't been to any other place but Akif's...it's really the best for us...It has the highest number of cocktails you would find in Saarland...the longest list I've ever seen and they are soooo delicious...they even put small plastic figurines on the glasses...:D and I enjoy playing with them...ha ha! As the name suggests, you can smoke the traditional Turkish shisha aka nargile or Hubbly Bubbly with lots of flavours. I would reccomend cherry, double apple and even those scented with whiskey or cognac. My favourite drink is "Planter's Punch" and please try the hot chocolate and the cappuccino...the cookies they serve them with are worth dieing for! :)
Dress Code: No special dress code. An observation though...on weekend nights, try to order your drinks long in advance, they get busy and sometimes they can delay serving them....:)
To get to the stadium, take bus 512 to Universitätsklinik or Birkensiedlung. Get out at Saarpfalz-Gymnasium. Go around the school building to the street called “Obere Allee” and follow it uphill. At the top of the hill you will find the stadium.
The local club, FC Homburg 08 Saar, is just a shadow of its former glories. Once they played in Germany's highest division (1. Bundesliga), today they play in the Oberliga Südwest (5th division). Homburg matches usually do not attract more than 1,000 people. However, the stadium can be pretty full when rival clubs such as Saarbrücken play in Homburg. In that case, do not even think of coming by car (or park far away from the stadium). You will be stuck both ways in an incredible traffic jam.
Frequent train service run from/to Saarbrücken, Kaiserslautern, Mannheim, Heidelberg and Trier. Some local towns like Neunkirchen and Saarlouis are also well served. Ocassional long-distance trains stop in Homburg serving Frankfurt and Stuttgart.
Next to some coaches serving regional destinations, trains are the only viable way to get to Homburg. Frankfurt/Hahn Airport, which is not far away, is only served by coaches which ignore this area of Germany pretty well. To get there, you have to travel through a larger city served by those coaches, for example Kaiserslautern or Trier. Zweibrücken and Saarbrücken have airports which are even closer. The first is pretty dead, the second has mainly flights aimed at excetuvie costumers with its respective fares.
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