Cities & Culture

European Archaeological Park Bliesbruck-Reinheim

The vast European Archaeological Park in Bliesbruck-Reinheim in the Saarland region is an open-air museum that brings 7,000 years of Gallo-Roman history to life at the heart of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

The European Archaeological Park in Bliesbruck-Reinheim is located at the heart of the UNESCO Bliesgau Biosphere Reserve in the picturesque Blies Valley, just a stone's throw from the border between Germany and France. Alongside Celtic and Roman settlement highlights, discoveries covering the time from the Stone Age to the Early Middle Ages and all the way up to the modern day present a continuous picture of the evolution of settlements in the valley basin. The grounds covering 700,000 square metres are home to the exposed ruins of the buildings in a small Roman town complete with Roman baths and of a magnificent manor.

One archaeological highlight is the reconstructed tomb of the Celtic Princess of Reinheim. Visitors are welcome to take a look inside and admire the elaborate burial clothing and objects dating back to some time around 370 BC. The setting of this major archaeological research centre in the cultural landscape and the flood plains of high ecological value make a visit to the Archaeological Park an unforgettable experience. Opening times: 15 March to 15 November: Every day 10 am–6 pm

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