Deutsche Limes-Straße

Bad Homburg, Saalburg

  • Bad Homburg vor der Höhe

    Situated at the edge of the Rhine-Main area by
    the wooded heights of the Taunus. Attractive
    pedestrian zone and old city centre with pubs,
    restaurants and shops. Thermal bath Taunus-
    Therme, Kaier-Wilhelms-Bad with “Kur-Royal Day
    Spa”, fitness centre “Kur-Royal Aktiv” in the Kurpark
    (spa gardens), walks from the Kurpark to the
    Taunushöhen. Numerous cultural and sports
    events of international standing.

    Sights

    Roman fort Saalburg, listed Lennéscher Kurpark
    with casino, “Landgrafenschloss” (castle)
    with landmark “Weißer Turm”, 2 Thai-Sala, openair
    museum Hessenpark (Neu Anspach)

  • Karte - Saalburg, Bad Homburg
  • Roman fort Saalburg - Archeological Park

    This fort location is well known because of decades of intensive
    excavations by L. and H. Jacobi. Emperor Wilhelm II initiated the
    re-erection in 1897, a unique step concerning military installations.
    In 2003, the expansion to an archaeological park was started with
    the reconstruction of further buildings.
    The rooms within the fort serve today as a research institute and a
    museum for excavated finds from the Saalburg and other Taunus
    forts. The visitor can see reconstructed buildings made of stone and
    wood. After the entrance gate, there is the big granary (horreum)
    which hosts a part of the display collection. Opposite of this, there
    are the commander’s quarters (praetorium) with the museum
    administration and the Saalburg-Research Insitute. In the centre,
    there are the large staff quarters (principia) with an inner courtyard
    which is surrounded by an open corridor. This allows access to other
    rooms of the museum. In the past, these rooms were used as
    offices as well as scriptoriums and armouries respectively. Another
    museum building has been modelled after an ancient craft workers’
    building (fabrica). Two wooden troop barracks (centuriae) with a
    completely furnished soldiers’ room (contubernium) complete the
    range of Roman buildings. There is also the museum’s café Taberna,
    where the visitor can also see furnishing objects which have been
    reconstructed after ancient models. At the rear of the fort, there
    are two reconstructed and functional ovens.
    It is one of the special features of Saalburg that the floor layouts of
    the house and the cellar of the related fort vicus in the exterior area
    have been conserved after their excavation.
    Parts of a bath house (thermea) and a lodging house (mansion) are
    amongst those things which can be visited. Stone cellars along the
    Roman road provide an idea of the former size of the civilian settlement.
    Two reconstructed houses serve today as cash desk and museum’s
    shop. Visitors can obtain free information about the UNESCOWorld
    Heritage site Limes in the Central Limes Information Centre
    Hesse, which is located in the museum’s shop.
    Behind the fort is a well-preserved section of the Limes with rampart
    and moat. Parts of the fort have been reconstructed here at a
    historical passage. Besides this location in the area surrounding the
    Saalburg are further reconstructions of archaeological monuments
    from the Roman period or from the time of the re-erection. They
    reveal themselves to the visitor during a walk along the 2.4 km long
    “Rundweg Saalburg” (Circular Trail Saalburg).


    Römerkastell Saalburg
    Archäologischer Park
    Saalburg 1
    61350 Bad Homburg v.d.H.
    Tel: +49 (0) 61 75 / 93 74 - 0
    Fax +49 (0) 61 75 / 93 74 - 11
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  • Watchtower 3/68 at the "Fröhlichemanns-Kopf"

    About 400 m east of the federal road is WP 3/68 at the Fröhlichemannskopf.
    The foundations of this unusually large stone tower have been conserved.
    The foundations of the adjacent WP 3/69 in the northeast are also
    visible today. The Limes has largely remained in an excellent state
    between fort Saalburg and fort Kapersburg.

    Touristinformation

    Kur- und Kongreß-GmbH
    Louisenstraße 58/Kurhaus
    Postfach 1845
    61288 Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe
    Tel. +49 (0) 61 72 / 178 - 3710
    Fax +49 (0) 61 72 / 178 - 3719

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    Roman guidance and trips

    Special trips, adventure for kids and adults (z.B. archery, Roman clothes), offer for Schools, walking tour at the limes, celebrations with culture programm


    Information: Römerkastell Saalburg, Tel. +49 (0) 61 75/93 74-20
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