The “Blaue Ländchen” in the western part of the Taunus is also called “land of springs, streams and mills”. Surrounded by the Rhine valley with the Loreley rock, “UNESCO World Heritage Mittelrheintal”, the idyllic Lahntal with its thermal bathhouse, the Limes with its well-preserved ramparts and forts as well as the wild Wispertal.
Embedded in this scenic landscape is the municipality of Nastätten with its 32 communities.
Limes Trail to the fort in Holzhausen with wellpreservedramparts, reconstructed gate buildingswith corner buildings and standards shrine;Nicolaus-August-Otto-Museum (inventor of thefour-stroke engine) in Holzhausen. Mineral springfrom the Roman period and Gothic church (1200)with unique rustic Madonna in Marienfels, Museum“Leben und Arbeiten” in Nastätten.
The fort is below the 544-meter high “Grauer Kopf”. With a size of only 1.4 hectares, it is one of the smallest cohort forts (infantry units) on the Upper Germanic-Raetian Limes. It is one of the best preserved forts with foundations. The visible remains present defence moats, fort corners with installations, gates and the standards shrine. The remains of the fort vicus can be partly perceived as slight elevations in the area. The military site of Holzhausen is situated at the border between the Nassau Nature Park and the Hessian Rhein-Taunus Nature Park.