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Taunusstein

Taunusstein

The present Taunusstein was founded only in 1971 through the union of 10 formerly independent municipalities. Nevertheless, this young city can look back on centuries of history. The first documentary reference dates from around 812 A.D. in today’s district Bleidenstadt, but it was already in 778 A.D. when the building of a monastery in “Blydenstadt” was allegedly started.
Numerous cycleways and trails connect the different city districts. More than half of the city area is woodland, in which also the remains of the ancient fort Zugmantel can be found near the district Orlen.

Sights

Castle museum in ST Wehen, historical trail Aar-Höhenweg, circular trail at the ancient fort, Zugmantel, cross-country ski trail in winter.

Watchtower 3/15

Reconstruction of a stone tower as well as a section of the Limes with palisade, moat and rampart. The Limes can be well followed eastwards over a distance of 2 km.It belongs to the oldest sections of the Upper Germanic Limes. It is also where the different expansion stages of the border fortification as well as of the fort can be clearly identified.

Fort Zugmantel

Fort Zugmantel: around 90 A.D., a wooden numerus fort was erected with an area of initially 0.7 hectare. This was later enhanced to an area of 2.1 hectares and expanded in stone. The fort was surrounded by a camp village, several sanctuaries and two amphitheatres, the remains of which can still be seen. It is the smallest fort of a cohors equitata (mounted cohort) in Upper Germania. The defence wall of the stone fort is completely visible as an earth rampart and also partly as a slope. A signposted circular trail leads to further testimonies surrounding the fort. The Limes crosses the B 417 at Fort Zugmantel. Findings can be seen in the Saalburgmuseum.

Touristinformation

Stadt Taunusstein
Rathaus
Aarstraße 150
65232 Taunusstein

Tel.: +49 (0) 61 28 / 24 11 29
Fax  +49 (0) 61 28 / 24 11 72

info@taunusstein.de
www.taunusstein.de 

 

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