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Visiting the APX

Every year, more than 500,000 people visit the APX - families, school classes and groups of every kind. A day on the site of the former Roman city is an exciting and at the same time relaxing day for children and adults. Discover the Roman world in a varied programme of events, guided tours and activities.

Several Roman actors on the podium of the harbour temple.


The city lives!

A whole variety of events and activities let the APX pulsate with life. They afford an interesting impression of everyday life in the Roman city – and lots more. more

Two boys taking a close look at the wall of a Roman aqueduct.


For old and young

A whole park full of opportunities waiting to be discovered. The ideal place for a family outing. The APX offers fun for all – parents and children, old and young. more

Family talking to two excavators standing in an excavation site.

Guided Tours

Impressive insights

Explore the Park, the Roman buildings and life in the Colonia in a guided tour with a qualified guide. You will find it is not only informative but also entertaining. more

Girl making a fibula of silver wire.

Hands-on Courses

With your own hands

Watching is good, but joining in is better. Mint your own coins or don the ancient garments. In the APX, old and young people can join in and enjoy the hands-on courses to their heart's content. more

Two students carving bones during the Roman Weekends."


Learning by playing

What better way to make history come alive. Particularly for school classes, the APX offers a range of varied programmes with professional support making the children's encounter with antiquity an exciting experience. more

Group of visitors on Encounters Day.

Disabled People

Easy access

Most of the sights and facilities are on ground level and easily reached even by disabled visitors. Special offerings also await our disabled visitors in the Roman Hostel. more

Group of visitors at an excavation site.

Other Groups

Discover history together

Whether you come with friends, relatives or colleagues: a day at the APX promises recreation, fun and a shared experience that will be vividly remembered for a long time. more

Numerous pots, jars and mugs filled with food standing on a table.

Eat & Drink

Roman culinary delights

A day in the APX will not only whet your appetite to find out more about life in antiquity, but also make you hungry. Dine like the Romans in the restaurant of our Roman Hostel – or enjoy a picnic overlooking the temple. more

A man dressed as a roman gladiator stands at the entrance of the amphitheater.

The great Roman festival

“Schwerter, Brot und Spiele” (Swords, Bread and Games)

Gladiators, legionnaires and artisans: every two years, the APX opens its gates for Europe's biggest Roman Festival. more

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