Romanesque structures and other artifacts may
be reproductions, but
Xanten does indeed date back to the Roman era.
in several areas around the town are off limits to visitors, but
exposed ancient building
foundations are easily seen behind their fences. The town also has a
Roman-style amphitheater offering musical performances summer. There is
also a lot of interesting architecture from Germany’s medieval
The museum in the
town, close to the nearly 800-year-old cathedral, displays the
archaelogical findings. Some of the artifacts on display in Xanten are
reproductions, and a much larger
collection with authentic relics can
be seen at the Romano-Germanic
Museum in Cologne.
Of special interest
to those with children is a wooden play structure surrounded by lots of
open grass field so they can burn off the energy
stored up by too much traveling around with you.