Unesco - Wolrd Heritage Site - the Roman "Limes"

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Unseco - Worl Heritage Site - The Roman „Limes“ The Roman Limes runs right through the middle of Bad Ems; with a total length of 550 km, it is the largest archaeological site in Germany. The Winterberg is home to the oldest reconstruction of a Limes tower in Germany (1874). In Pfahlgraben Street, near the spa district, you can see the reconstruction of palisades made of huge tree trunks, as in other places around Bad Ems. There are also remains of watchtowers there. In Arzbach there is a reconstruction of a walk-in tower that stands on a 423 m high basalt cone. The museum displays Roman finds.

The „Limes“with a total length of 550 kilometres is Germany’s largest archaeological monument and runs right through Bad Ems. Germany’s oldest reconstruction of a Roman watchtower (1874) is to be seen on the “Wintersberg”. In the “Pfahlgraben” , not far from the spa quarter, as well as in other places around Bad Ems palisades made of massive locks can be admired. There you will also find remains of watchtowers. Near Arzbach there is a reconstructed watchtower, which you can climb up. It is situated on a 423 metres high basalt mountain peak. Roman findings are shown in the local museum.

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Stadtmuseum Bad Ems

56130 Bad Ems

Phone: (0049) 02603-3572


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