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Roman Museum Haltern am See
#1
Has anyone ever been to the LWL-Römermuseum in Haltern am See. If so how was it? Is it worth to drive 4 hours in total to visit this museum?

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Jasper Westerhuis
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(11-01-2017, 07:39 AM)legionarioHermanus Wrote: Has anyone ever been to the LWL-Römermuseum in Haltern am See. If so how was it? Is it worth to drive 4 hours in total to visit this museum?

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Thats depends... but probably not, its really more a "quiet" local museum the display is not that big mostly models (though good) and a number of artifacts, Xanten Museum would be a much better bet for a day out, its an hours drive from Haltern... It's likely best done as part of a tour, Facilities are basic.

http://www.lwl-roemermuseum-haltern.de/das-museum

Theres no remains around either (at least none that I could see) as the area around is almost completely built over:

https://www.ecosia.org/maps?q=LWL-R%C3%B...um+Haltern
Ivor

"And the four bare walls stand on the seashore. a wreck a skeleton a monument of that instability and vicissitude to which all things human are subject. Not a dwelling within sight, and the farm labourer, and curious traveller, are the only persons that ever visit the scene where once so many thousands were congregated." T.Lewin 1867
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#3
Where are you located in Germany, I would also vote for Xanten although is much more fun in summer
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#4
Thank you for the information! The problem is I already went to Xanten, Kalkriese and Koln etc. Haltern is the only place which is ''nearby'', all the other sites and museums that are interesting are at least a 5 hours drive. I thought they made an small replication of the fort at Haltern? And i thought maybe if i drive around i will stumble at roman sites but about that i'm wrong if i watch the link.
Jasper Westerhuis
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(11-02-2017, 07:23 AM)legionarioHermanus Wrote: Thank you for the information! The problem is I already went to Xanten, Kalkriese and Koln etc. Haltern is the only place which is ''nearby'', all the other sites and museums that are interesting are at least a 5 hours drive. I thought they made an small replication of the fort at Haltern? And i thought maybe if i drive  around i will stumble at roman sites but about that i'm wrong if i watch the link.

Thats what I thought too Rolleyes but its seems their refering to the museum building! the arial view looks like a tented encampment....

Have you been to Krefeld Museum Burg Linn, it covers a much broader time period, but I think its worth a visit:

https://www.ecosia.org/maps?q=museum+burg+linn

http://www.archaeologie-krefeld.de/leist...museum.htm

I last visited long ago so it may have changed somewhat since, not a huge museum though but good, their internet presence is non existant to say the least they clearly dont want visitors!... highlights Lamellenpanzer, helmets including a famous frankish one, lots of artifacts mostly from grave finds, facilitys as I recall were reasonable but the local town is Dead quite, though it does have a Textile museum as well....

see the links for more details....

http://www.archaeologie-krefeld.de/leist...lduba4.htm

http://www.archaeologie-krefeld.de/leist...ber1_4.htm



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Ivor

"And the four bare walls stand on the seashore. a wreck a skeleton a monument of that instability and vicissitude to which all things human are subject. Not a dwelling within sight, and the farm labourer, and curious traveller, are the only persons that ever visit the scene where once so many thousands were congregated." T.Lewin 1867
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#6
Thank you for the information! I think í'm going to both museums to have a real day out and to make sure I don't miss anything in the region.
Jasper Westerhuis
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#7
Is there someone who might know if there is an modelling shop nearby Krefeld or Haltern? I'm looking for roman figures scale 1:35. In Holland most shops Dell only 1:72 and that is to small for me.
Jasper Westerhuis
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#8
Thank you for the information! Haltern was an good museum small collection but very inspiring. Krefeld was what i could expect, Frankish helmet was one of the highlights. Local Town was like you said quite dead. But you could park 3 minutes walk from the museum, i was the only one in the museum so i had all the time and space to study everything. Thanks for the tip!
Jasper Westerhuis
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