Impressive reproduction of a Roman fort as an open-air museum
The "comes electronicus" - a new contactless digital guide for Limes Fort Pohl The Limes Fort Pohl in the Taunus is a replica of a small Roman fort directly on the border - the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Germanic-Rhaetian Limes. Since 2011, 12,000 guests have visited the open-air museum every year. In guided tours, they are looked after personally and in a way that is appropriate for the target group by trained guides. However, this voluntary commitment reaches its limits in day-to-day operations. Therefore, the guides have now been given a bilingual digital colleague. Visitors can download about 80 digital maps onto their own smartphones at 10 stations. Via video or image, audio and text, they are provided with entertaining basic knowledge and in-depth stories. Each sequence lasts only 1-2 minutes. They are immediately drawn into Roman times: How did a Roman soldier live at the Limes around 100 AD? What did he wear? What did he eat? Why did he become a soldier? What awaited him in retirement? In this way, the stations also offer visitors from our local region new, exciting insights into Roman times. An English version - another new feature in Pohl - now also informs international guests. No app needs to be downloaded; no user data is stored - and everything is contactless. By using their own smartphones here, fort guests comply with hygiene rules.
The Limes fort Pohl is an authentic replica of a Roman wooden-earth fort with a watchtower, according to the current state of research. This project, unique in the world, offers visitors exciting insights into the probably rather inhospitable life on the northern border of the huge Roman Empire around 100 AD and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper German-Raetian Limes. History to touch! You can experience and discover the Limes Castle in many different ways: we offer excursions into Roman history for day visitors, but of course also for travel groups and school classes. The fort can also be used for celebrations and conferences. The focus is on the ensemble as an open-air museum with a fully equipped contubernium, but we also recommend the special exhibition "Mainzer Römersteine" in the basilica and the exhibition room, which was extended in 2019 and focuses on local Roman history in the area of Marienfels, Hunzel, Holzhausen and Pohl. Especially since these places are easily accessible from the Limes Fort - just like the nearby Lahn with the towns of Nassau and Bad Ems. The wonderful low mountain range landscape of the Nassau Nature Park is free of charge.