Deutsche Limes-Straße

Welzheim

  • Rekonstr. Westtor
  • Ostkastell
  • Karte Welzheim
  • Health resort Welzheim

    Health resort in the nature park “Schwäbisch-
    Fränkischer Wald”. Romantic small lakes, such as
    the known Ebnisee, grottoes, V-shaped valleys
    (Klingen) and historic mills characterise the area –
    an ideal region for hiking and cycling.

  • Small fort Rötelsee north of Welzheim

    Small fort Rötelsee: located about 1.5 km north of the west fort on a
    hill east of the road Welzheim-Gausmannsweiler. Of the small fort with
    an inside area of 324 m2, the fort walls have been conserved and the
    floor layout of the wooden internal buildings have been indicated with
    concrete plates. Prime example of a small fort on the Upper German
    Limes. Purpose: possibly the surveillance of a Limes passageway.
    South of the small fort: Rötelsee Limes replica with moat, rampart and
    palisade.

  • Sights

    East fort (Ostkastell) with archaeological park;
    Museum Welzheim, amongst other things with
    Roman section; observatory, Poetenpfad (poets’
    trail) and “Wellingtonien” at the town park, St.-
    Gallus-Church with late-gothic sandstone sculptures,
    Schwäbische Waldbahn (forest train).
    Museum Welzheim with multimedia presentation
    of the virtual Limes-Worlds.

  • Westfort

    Welzheim belongs with its two big forts and a small fort to the most
    important military sites on the Upper German Limes.
    a) West fort: 4.3 hectares, location of an equestrian military unit (ala),
    almost completely overbuilt.

  • Watchtower between Welzheim and Lorch

    WP 9/134: foundations restored.
    WP 12/7 visible as a flat hill in the meadow. WP 12/8 with conserved
    foundation walls. WP 12/9 “Bemberlesstein”: foundations restored,
    parts of the Limes impressively preserved here. Conserved tower
    ruins WP 12/11 on an elevation. Excellent visibility from this point
    during Roman times (forest had been cleared during ancient times).
    WP 12/13 not a tower but a small fort with an area of 10.5 x 10.5
    metres.
    Lorch Monastery on the road Lorch-Pfahlbronn. North-east of the
    monastery near the presumed WP 12/14 is a replica of a wooden
    watchtower and of a palisade section. The tower offers a wide view
    and the palisade represents the Limes bend that used to be there.

  • East fort

    East fort: 1.6 hectares, east of the straight Limes-line on a plateau
    above the Lein. Conserved are parts of the enclosure wall with a reconstruction
    of the west gate. The complete fort area has the protection
    status of a so-called archaeological reserve. It has been designed as an
    archaeological park with replicas of Roman stone monuments and
    explanatory plaques about the Roman Welzheim. Excavated buildings
    have been marked with stone plates, one of the wells has been reconstructed.
    Further information available in the towers of the west gate,
    either accessible via fort guards or by taking part in guided tours.

     Opens external link in new window www.ostkastell-welzheim.de

  • Museum of Welzheim

    Städtisches Museum (municipal museum): large section about the Roman
    times with many finds from Welzheim and further explanations.


    Opens external link in new windowwww.museumwelzheim.de 

  • Touristinfo

    Tourist-Information im Rathaus
    Kirchplatz 3
    73642 Welzheim

    Tel. +49 (0) 71 82 / 80 08-15
    Fax +49 (0) 71 82 / 22 23

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