Deutsche Limes-Straße


  • Wachtturm
  • Priesterin weiht Baustelle
  • Schild-Schwert v. Jox Reuss
  • Palisade mit Rastplatz
  • Limeshain in the Southwest from the Wetteraukreises

    The municipality of Limeshain is a modern and
    attractive municipality in the southwest of the
    Wetterau district. Surrounded by beautiful nature,
    it is located in close proximity to Hanau, Friedberg,
    Gießen and the Rhine-Main metropolis. Limeshain
    consists of the three districts Rommelhausen,
    Hainchen and Himbach and has a population of
    about 5,700. It is the only municipality which
    bears the word “Limes” in its name and proudly
    refers to its historical heritage by having the Limes
    watchtower on its municipal coat. Designated
    nature conservation sites provide habitats for rare
    endemic plants and animals as well as important
    resting places for migratory birds.

  • Karte - Limeshain
  • Reconstructions from a Watchtower

    At the border between Altenstadt and Limeshain is still a hill visible
    which hints at the former small fort Buchkopf. Opposite of this are
    the “Germanen-Stämme” (Germanic tribes). The Limes with rampart
    and moat is clearly visible in the woods south of Rommelhausen
    and Himbach. A reconstruction of the original border installation
    illustrates the expansion around 200 A.D.
    The sites where the wooden watchtower and the stone watchtower
    were found are still visible at WP 4/103. Located in the immediate
    neighbourhood is a watchtower which was reconstructed of basalt
    rocks by using experimental archaeology. It was built with scientific
    support as authentically as possible over a period of three years and
    has been open to the public at any time since 2013. The middle floor
    was furnished as a parlour and can be visited during guided tours.
    Following the course of the Limes, the oversized art installation
    sword and shield (Schwert und Schild) can be found near the presumed
    location of WP 4/104.
    The Roman relicts are connected with each other via a nature trail
    which offers additional information about the national history.

  • Sights in and around Limeshain

    The reconstruction of a Roman watchtower,
    which was inaugurated in 2013, the renewed
    Limes palisade and the art installation “Schwert
    und Schild” (sword and shield) can all be found
    along the archaeological nature trail which is
    about three kilometres in length. The Saalkirche
    (aisleless church) in Hainchen from 1765 with its
    magnificent Eltviller Orgel (organ) and the listed
    church in Rommelhausen from 1726 are amongst
    the important architectural monuments in the
    town. The half-timbered houses in the districts
    Hainchen and Himbach from the 17th and the
    18th century, the historical town hall – with bell
    tower and historical wedding chamber – and the
    farmhand house with weighing house are also
    Cyclists are offered locally signposted paths and
    the Limes Cycle way. The “Regionalpark-Route
    Limes” connects the “Hohe Straße” in Hammersbach
    via Limeshain with the “Vulkanradweg” in
    Altenstadt. The “Bonifatius Pilger- und Wanderroute”
    leads on the way from Mainz to Fulda
    through Limeshain.

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