Villa Rustica

Blankenheim, Germany

In Blankenheim are remains of a Roman country estate, which is one of the largest of its kind in the Rhineland. Through modern architecture the pillared entrance hall, the Porticus, was reconstructed, with its present 60m it gives us a glimpse of the huge dimensions of the former villa.

The Blankenheim Roman villa was constructed at the end of 1st century AD. Archaeological uncovering of the former bathing areas and the utility rooms, traces of annexes and information points, are open to the public.


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Founded: 1st century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Germany
Historical period: Germanic Tribes (Germany)


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Kirill Khlopkov (13 days ago)
Wonderful reminder of the Romans, although the villa has been recreated in new materials. However, it shows how the Romans offered their civilization to Europe 2000 years ago. You can also watch a very nice film on the subject and read about Roman times in the Blankenheim Museum, which is about 10 minutes away on foot.
Keith Castelino (5 months ago)
This Römervilla aka Villa Rustica in Blankenheim, is a site on the Ursprünge Blankenheim trail. Villa Rustica is a term used by the ancient Romans for countryside villa with an agricultural estate, which applies to the vast majority of Roman villas. Rustica is used to distinguish it from the rarer urban resort villa, built for leisure This villa rustica served both as the home of the landowner, his family and servants and also as a farm management centre. It includes separate buildings to accommodate farm labourers and sheds and barns for animals and crops. Archaeological excavation of the Roman villa Blankenheim, built in 1st century AD, have viewing floor plates of glass, showing the former bathing complex and the utility room. Well written steel information steles throughout the property explain the layout. The steel reconstruction of the 55mt continuous colonnade shows how impressive the villa was. This Roman villa is the only known example of an axial villa in Rhineland. A visit requires some vision and imagination. Highly recommended.
Tempus Fugit (8 months ago)
Clean area, clear information stands
Dinja vd Broek (10 months ago)
An interesting place to visit. It's a park with some ruin and rest pieces of an old Roman Villa. You can visit the park for free and there are panels with information about the history of this place.
Petra Rex (14 months ago)
We stayed in this former Roman villa when the weather was bad. Nevertheless, I think that you need a lot of imagination to imagine what it used to look like here. Assuming knowledge, which I certainly have, it's not that spectacular. A former squire of a wealthy Roman whom he sought out to enjoy country life. Certainly around the 1st century according to Cristus a handsome property. There have been several excavations here, the last one taking place some time ago. Interesting, if the windows are not completely fogged up and the view is therefore poor, the very well recognizable and preserved hypocaust heating of the residential building. The further excavation finds covered with material(?) and with rusty chicen(??) boundaries give at least an impression of the layout and the dimensions of the facility. Completely next to it is this "corridor" made of metal. Maybe take a look at Xanten, there the whole thing is presented in a more interesting way, even for laypeople. Admission is free, you can park nearby. Guided tours are also offered, please inform yourself about this online beforehand. Everything is also good to do with children, maybe a little uninteresting for them. No problem with a wheelchair.
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