Rodange Roman Ruins

Rodange, Luxembourg

The large Trevian oppidum in Rodange dates from the 1st century BC, surrounded by ramparts of a length of nearly 3 km. Gallo-Roman vicus ruins were built between the 1st and the beginning of the 5th century.

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Founded: 0-100 BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Luxembourg

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www.redrock.lu

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Henrike Wolter (20 months ago)
No wonder this restaurant is one of the best rated in the whole country...the food is absolutely delicious. Everything we have tried so far has been great. In my opinion they actually have the best Indian cheese, which really is homemade! The restaurant has been open for many years now and you can see that they are a well-functioning team. Service is always friendly, forthcoming and professional, no matter how much they have going on. Reservations are absolutely needed at this place as it is very popular and they also do take-outs and deliveries. When the restaurant is full, the food can obviously take a bit of time but it is really worth the wait. Great place to have dinner with friends and loved ones!
Felix Reding (2 years ago)
One of, if not the, best Indian restaurants in Luxembourg
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My favourite indian restaurant !
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Good spicy food. Nice atmosphere. Great for lunch with friends.
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Very good taste, smile, kindness and more! People who loves indian food must go there.
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