I. Roemercohorte Opladen e.V.

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Happy New Year

The I. ROEMERCOHORTE OPLADEN e. V. wishes a happy and exciting new year!

New website is online

Romans like us don't always need a workbench to be productive. For creating our new website, we simply worked with a computer.

Roman Army at your service

The I. ROEMERCOHORTE OPLADEN e.V ("First Roman Cohort of Opladen") is a historical society which aims to reconstruct the equipment, the way of life and the everyday duty of the Roman Army and its civilian surroundings by re-enacting ancient Roman life as authentically as possible. For more than 30 years this has been done by reconstructing several items of daily use, both large and small. Many activities are carried out in cooperation with archaeological museums, where we then present the results of our work to the public.

For museums
Prsentation for museum visitors | © I. Roemercohorte Opladen e.V.
For Media
Romans in front of the camera | © I. Roemercohorte Opladen e.V.

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Legio VI Victrix

Until the turn from first to second century AD the legion was stationed at Novaesium (Neuss) and then at Vetera II in the vicinity of Xanten.

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Cult of Mithras

Soldiers like to ensure divine assistance. The mystery cult from the East was particularly attractive to them.

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Meals & Beverages

Puls for breakfast or Mulsum as an aperitif? Join us for a tour of the Roman pantry.

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Zeichnung eines römischen Legionärs aus dem Logo der I. Roemercohorte Opladen e.V.
LEG VI VIC
Lorbeerkranz
COH VI ASTVR