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Rekonstruiertes Kastell Vetoniana in Pfünz

Limes, a Designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

Impressive castells - the Roman military forts -, remains of Roman baths, rebuilt farms or "villas", accurate replicas of watchtowers, extraordinary treasures, museums and historical festivals – come and discover the Romans' footsteps in the Altmühltal Nature Park.

The legacy of the Romans and of those eventful times implies a strong commitment: barely 2,000 years ago the Roman Limes - since 2005 a designated UNESCO world heritage site - ran north-west to south-east through today's Nature Park. Close to the Limes, at its back, civil settlements were built. Nowadays archaeological sites, buildings and documentation are a witness to hundreds of years of Roman military and cultural rule over this region. This ancient world coming back to life never fails to fascinate visitors.

Weißenburg, Roman Town

Freigelegte Römertherme in Weißenburg

The Romans - their castell, their baths, their treasure

Weißenburg lies in the northern part of the Altmühltal Nature Park and is the region's Roman town par excellence.

In the local castell Biriciana – whose northern gate has been accurately rebuild – behind the Limes a cavalry unit of 500 man from Spain was stationed. Here the largest Roman baths in Bavaria were discovered, as well as a precious Roman treasure which is now to be seen in the local Roman museum. In the museum also the Bavarian Limes Information Centre (Zentrales Bayerisches Limesinformationszentrum) can be visited.

Roman History at Castle of Kipfenberg

Römische Wachtstube im Infopoint Limes

Museum and Information Point

The castle of Kipfenberg is another must-site for all enthusiasts of Roman history in the Altmühltal Nature Park.

The castle is home both to the Römer und Bajuwaren Museum, dedicated to the Romans and the early Bavarian people, and to the Information Point Limes. The "Infopoint Limes" presents Roman sites and the Limes in the Altmühltal Nature Park. The completely furnished watchtower's guardroom is a true highlight. Guided tours and theme events for groups available.
Informationszentrum in WeißenburgIm Weißenburger RömermuseumRadler vor dem Kastell BiricianaRömerturm bei ErkertshofenQuadriga am römischen Erntedank-Fest in Möckenlohe

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