Roman limes

UNESCO World Heritage Site between watchtowers, ramparts and palisades

Germany's largest archaeological monument

The ancient Romans left many traces north of the Alps. Around Bad Ems-Nassau, however, there are especially many and impressive ones. Here you can experience up close how people lived and worked at the Limes - the borderline of the Roman Empire - over 2000 years ago. The Limes fort Pohl is an ideal destination for this. The impressive replica of a Roman fort is an open-air museum showing the world of Roman soldiers at that time. In many other places you can admire original witnesses of the time of the Romans. The museum of Bad Ems has dedicated a special exhibition to the Roman Limes.

550 km

long is the Limes

900

guard posts

were located along the Limes

120

forts

secured the border

This is the Limes

The Upper Germanic Raetian Limes, as it is called, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Germany's largest archaeological monument since 2005. With a length of 550 km, 900 guard posts and 120 larger and smaller fort sites, the Roman Limes formed the outer border of the former Roman Empire. The Limes began on the Rhine at Rheinbrohl, then ran over the edge heights of the Westerwald and over the Taunus to the Main, from where it led to Lorch a. d. Rems, where it turned east at the provincial border between Upper Germania and Raetia, and finally reached the Danube at Hienheim west of Regensburg.