Kalkriese Varusschlacht in Osnabrück Land

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The “Varusschlacht im Osnabrücker Land” was the site of a conflict between the Roman Empire and the native populations north of the Roman limes in 9 AD. Since 1989, the site has been under continuous archaeological research.

Varusschlacht im Osnabrücker Land, GERMANY

The site, its history and the scientific progress in the research have been made accessible to the public by creating a 24 ha Landscape-Park. A new museum on site presents the results of the research and over 3000 archaeological finds to the public, leading visitors through a labyrinth of clues as a detective story to answer the question – What happened in Kakriese in 9AD? Visitors are also encouraged to participate in scientific processes and excavations.

“For the innovative interpretation of an ancient battlefield – which commemorates a decisive event in European history – and for the deciphering and presentation of the scant remains by interdisciplinary scientific research.”

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