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Villa Rustica Möckenlohe

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This Roman estate, built in the late 1st century, has been reconstructed on top of the original stereobates. A hypocaust - the ancient form of Roman central heating- evenly plastered walls, a shapely apsis in the representative hall of the building as well as windows, both glazed and barred, indicate a certain kind of wealth in the back-country of the limes.

The exhibited finds provide an insight into agriculture and domestic affairs. In the Roman animal park behind the villa buildings, Wool Pigs, Blackneck Goats, longhorn cattle, Blacknose Sheep and Fjord Horses exemplify breeds of livestock raised by the Romans settlers. These animal breeds have stayed pure ever since antiquity and match certain illustrations on Roman reliefs perfectly according to their appearances. Recommended event: each year, there is a big Roman harvest festival on the third weekend of August.

Educational programs for schools available.

Säuleneingang (Porticus)Erntevorführung während des römischen ErntefestesPflügen - Vorführung während des römischen ErntefestesRömische Troika

Costs

Admission
Adults: € 2.50
Children: € 1.50
Groups: € 2.00 pp
Student groups: € 1.00 pp

Tours
€20.00 for groups (maximum: 30 people, duration: 1-2 hours)

Opening hours

Hours
Palm Sunday – All Saints’ Day
Mon – Fri 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat, Sun 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Lage

Möckenlohe is located near Adelschlag, close to the former Roman road that connected the Roman fort at Pfünz and Nassenfels - which is nowadays between Eichstätt and Neuburg. Free parking (also for buses) at the museum.

Die "Villa Rustica" ist Teil des Projektes "Außerschulische Lernorte"

Außerschulische Lernorte im Naturpark Altmühltal

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