“Xanten looks back at a 2,000-year-oldpast,”says Sabine van der List, managing director of Tourist Information Xanten GmbH. “It is the only Roman colony (later fortress) north of the Alps that was not subsequently covered with a medieval town.”Thus, you still find many traces from the Roman Empire: significant reconstructions based on relicts can be seen in the LVR-Archaeological Park on the site of the ancient Roman city of Colonia Ulpia Traiana,whereas original exhibits are shown in the corresponding Roman museum.
Visitors will be taken on a trip back to ancient times as soon they enter the Archaeological Park.