NOTE: This wonderful performance ends with a firework display at midnight. Due to this extremely late finish time we will stay 3 nights in nearby Valkenburg, instead of Cologne. Instead of driving to Cologne on Day 2, we visit Limburg, Aachen and Drielandenpunt and then continue to Valkenburg, where we stay at the 4 star Parkhotel Valkenburg. Selected departure dates of these tours are designed to allow you to link them. We have sensibly allowed you one night in between one tour ending and the other tour starting, to allow you time to travel between the cities where these tours stand and end. Alternatively, selected departures of this tour are also able to be easily linked with our wonderful Black Forest, the Bavarian Alps and Salzburg tour, which commences in Frankfurt. Before booking please ensure you have read our full booking conditions. Skip to main content.
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Between Bliesbruck Moselle and Reinheim Saarland , Blies flows into a large and beautiful valley dominated by a small hill, the Homerich, whose appeal has been appreciated for thousands of years. The development of the occupation as from the end of the Bronze Age around BC gave birth to a Celtic princely site 7th to 3rd century BC , whose extraordinary tomb, that of the Princess of Reinheim, is the most valuable proof. In the Roman era, a small town known for its thermal public baths and artisanal districts, shares the valley with an imposing villa. Today this small territory, where the border cuts through, evidence of a turbulent history since the late 18th century, has become, following the creation of the archaeological park, a European centre for research and enhancement of heritage, open and accessible to all. The suspicion of the existence of a necropolis in Reinheim was confirmed in when the owner of a quarry reported to have discovered a bronze figurine, actually the anthropomorphic handle of the mirror. Then began the excavation of a tomb which remains an invaluable source of the history and art of the Celtic period. It profoundly marked the inhabitants of Reinheim and became their ambassador worldwide. But after this discovery, the tomb site sank back into "archaeological" oblivion until the early s. The real story of the excavations of Bliesbruck began in Going there, he found out that, in the Blies valley, at the edge of the village, between the two French and German border crossings, the operation of a gravel pit gradually destroyed the Gallo-Roman remains.
The early excavations in Bliesbruck and the development of the site
In , following the first excavations at Bliesbruck and the decision of the Moselle General Council to develop the site of Bliesbruck, a departmental archaeologist post was created. Reinforced by a second archaeologist in , this centre is charged with the implementation of the archaeological policy of the Moselle Department primarily focused on the development of the Bliesbruck site, the Gallo-Roman villa of Saint Ulrich and the support to all archaeological activities carried out in the Moselle Department. From to , this team together with Jean Schaub and the Study group for the development and management of the archaeological site of Bliesbruck GESAB , conducted research in Bliesbruck while implementing the site's development project. In , these actions took place within the Franco-German framework of the European Archaeological Park. The departmental archaeological service, created in by the integration of employees of GESAB, expanded as from the s its missions to preventive archaeology. Nous contacter.
Feel like a snack nearby? The Jardins sans Limites revive the region's horticultural heritage on both sides of the French, German and Luxembourg borders through twenty new or restored gardens, some decidedly bold! Feel like relaxing and strolling round a garden this afternoon? Use the site's search function to find gardens to visit nearby