Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Xanten

Archäologischer Park

The Roman Colonia Ulpia Traiana has been reborn as an archaeological park, an open-air museum that features faithfully reconstructed buildings to help visitors visualise what the Roman town looked like. The self-gui…
Top Choice Museum in Xanten

RömerMuseum

For a deeper understanding of the Roman presence in the region and the ruins in the adjacent Archaeological Park, the engaging RömerMuseum is a must. In a striking building, the often hands-on exhibit covers a 400-y…
Top Choice Church in Xanten

St Nikolaikirche

Dating from the 13th century, St Nikolaikirche is famous for its nine masterful altars chiselled by members of the Kalkar woodcarving school. Top billing goes to the High Altar, which depicts the Passion of Christ i…
Church in Xanten

Dom St Viktor

The crown jewel of Xanten’s Altstadt is the Dom St Viktor, which has Romanesque roots but is now largely Gothic. It is framed by a walled close, called an ‘Immunity’, which can only be entered from the Markt. The so…
Museum in Xanten

Schloss Moyland

With its Rapunzel towers and Romeo-and-Juliet balcony, neo-Gothic Schloss Moyland is an unexpected sight amid the dull expanses of the Lower Rhine flatlands. Although its history begins in the 14th century, the 'med…
Museum in Xanten

Siegfriedmuseum Xanten

The Nibelungenlied (Song of the Nibelungs) is an epic medieval poem about love, jealousy, murder and revenge that shot to international stardom in the 19th century when the composer Richard Wagner turned it into the…
Museum in Xanten

Stiftsmuseum

This museum in the 1000-year-old abbey near the Dom brims with church treasures going back as far as the 5th century, including sculptures and paintings, reliquary caskets, liturgical vessels and fancy liturgical ro…