Xanten is rightly considered a place of history. The Xanten looks back on nearly 800 years of city history. Around the time of the birth of Christ there was a large Roman camp. In the most important manuscripts of the Nibelungenlied is the home of the hero Siegfried in Xanten on the Lower Rhine.
Walk in the footsteps of Siegfried through Xanten and visit the SiefriedMuseum Xanten. The museum is located in the center of the historic old town, in the shadow of the cathedral. The visit is a stroll through the history. On partly over-built historic buildings, the museum houses exhibits from 600 years, showing a dramatic image of each individual era. In the entrance area, remains of the old-time bishoprens can be discovered. From the reconstructed central gate a historical link leads to the mighty "Meerturm", which originally belonged to the late medieval town fortification and served as a prison.
On the site of the Roman city Colonia Ulpia Traiana, Germany's largest archaeological open-air museum invites you to an exciting excursion into the history, the LVR Archaeological Park Xanten. The APX regularly has a lot to discover. An extensive program of demonstrations, festivals and a variety of activities to watch and participate in is a good reason to visit the Roman city. More information can be found at www.apx.lvr.de