Around 2000 BC First settlement of the Xantener area.
Around 15 BC founding of the Roman military camp Vetera I
9 n. Ch. "March out of the Varus" to the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest
Around 105 conferring of the city rights by Emperor Marcus Ulpius Traianus to the Colonia
About 275 migration of peoples; Destroying the CUT (Colonia Ulpia Traiana) and planting the fort inside the CUT
362 - 363 Christian persecution; In Birten Execution of the Roman governor Viktor with his followers
Early 5th cent. End of the Roman rule in Lower Germany
751 Installation of the Viktorstift
1228 Award of the city rights to the market Xanten
1263 Foundation for the construction of the Gothic cathedral of St.
Viktor (construction of the Romanic west chancery with the two towers
After 1535 impoverishment of the city by the shift of the Rhine
1794 - 1814 French domination; Secularization of the church
1819 - 1844 Intense excavations on the site of the CUT (Colonia Ulpia Traiana)
1944/45 Almost complete destruction of city and cathedral
1969 Municipal redevelopment: inclusion of the surrounding villages
1977 Opening of APX (Archeologischer Park Xanten)
1982 Opening of FZX (Freizeit Zentrum Xanten)
1988 Xanten is the first city in the government district of Düsseldorf to be awarded the title of "state-approved resort"
2003 775-year city jubilee
2005 Foundation for the Stiftsmuseum
2008 Opening of the new Roman Museum
2010 Opening of the Nibelungen(h)ort Museum - starting from 2012 SiegfriedMuseum
2010 Opening of the Stifmuseum