Saalburg

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The entrance to the reconstructed Roman fort
The Saalburg is not really in Usingen, but that is the closest town that I remember passing on the way.

Because it was a Sunday there were many people visiting the Saalburg and we had some trouble finding a spot to park. Once we found one we noticed that there was also an hour-long recommended walk around the area, introducing you to both the Saalburg and the Taunus region. If we hadn't had such a huge lunch we would have done that as well. But as we felt less mobile than usual we decided that that would be one of those things you leave so you'll have a reason to come back - similar to the procession we skipped in Limburg yesterday. Instead, we went into the reconstructed fort itself, saw the small exhibition of excavated items such as sandals, weapons or coins, and walked along the fort wall. Matt bought an ice cream (coconut flavour, which you can't get in the UK apparently), which he thought was delicious - unfortunately that was also the opinion of a few wasps that started shadowing him.

The two days driving with the roof down have made matthew quite sunburnt and maybe I have got some colour. It's still not quite what we had planned, but it was fun nonetheless. I was overcome by an urge to go "whoooo!" as we left the Saalburg, which made Matt jump, thinking I had seen some hazard on the road. :)
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The entrance to the reconstructed …
The entrance to the reconstructed…
The entrance to the reconstructed …
The entrance to the reconstructed…
Some old Roamn coins
Some old Roamn coins
Left the reconstruction, right a r…
Left the reconstruction, right a …
The commanders quarters
The commander's quarters
Fort wall
Fort wall
Fort wall
Fort wall
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photo by: dahling