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Kalkriese Museum and Park
Visitor's Center at Kalkriese Museum and Park near Osnabrück
The Battle of Varus in the year 9 AD, which took place in Kalkriese near Osnabrück, was the scene of the slaughter of 10,000 Roman soldiers at the hands of Germanic tribes. The museum commemorates the battle with artifacts such as weapons, coins and pieces of armour. The park includes the remains of the defensive ramparts built by the Germanic tribesmen, which helped them overcome the highly-trained and disciplined Roman legions, as well as a Roman pathway and a botanicum. The Kalkriese Museum and Park were awarded the European Culture Prize in 2005 for their innovative depictions of the Battle of Varus.
Hours: April - October: open daily 10am - 6pm. 1. November - March: Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm.
Admission: Adults 7€, Concessions 4 €, special exhibitions are an extra charge.
[ Source: http://www.osnabrueck.de/25374.asp ]
Address: Venner Straße 69, 49565 Bramsche-Kalkriese
Tags: Osnabrück, Museum, Roman
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