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Echzell

  • Echzell in the Wetterau

    In the midst of the fertile plain of the Wetterau,
    stretching between the foothills of the Taunus
    and the Vogelberg. Picturesque walks, scenic
    ponds for fishermen, modern sports facilities,
    two community centres.

    Sights in and around Echzell

    Protestant church on the foundations of a
    Roman fort bath, museum in the “Zehntscheune”,
    old town hall (14th century), “Beamtenhaus” –
    today a library, former water castle.
    Limes Information Centre for the eastern
    Wetterau in the Echzell museum

  • Karte-Echzell
  • Fort

    With an area of 5.2 hectares, it is one of the largest forts on the
    Upper Germanic Limes. An ala (Roman allied military unit) and a
    cohort of 500 soldiers each were stationed at the fort. The related
    military bath house is under today’s Protestant parish church, where
    several of its walls are visible in a cellar room, while others are marked
    on the pavement in front of the church. The unique wall paintings
    of fort Echzell are now in the Saalburg (principia, next to the
    standards shrine; dining room of an officer’s quarters). The pictorial
    presentations deal with the ancient group of sagas.

  • Museum

    Other finds from the fort are exhibited
    in the Limes Information Centre for the
    eastern Wetterau in the Museum Echzell.
    A so-called Jupiter column,
    which is several meters tall,
    has been erected in the front garden.

Touristinformation

Gemeinde Echzell
Postfach 1161
61207 Echzell

Tel. +49 (0) 60 08 / 91 20-0
Fax +49 (0) 60 08 / 91 20-25

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