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Walldürn

Walldürn in the Odenwald

The area round Walldürn was already conquered by Roman troops in 150 A.D. Walldürn, wellknown pilgrimage place and largest Eucharistic sanctuary in Germany, offers: one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in the Rhine-Main-Area and historic centre, Limes Experience Trail, Roman bath-house, small fort, Roman section in the Stadtmuseum. Group tariffs “Tagestour auf den Spuren der Römer” are available. Walldürn has been UNESCO-Geopark-Information-Centre since 2006 and offers numerous guided tours and activities related to the topic “Roman monuments”.
The Odenwälder Freilichtmuseum (openair museum) in Gottersdorf gives deep insights into the world of our rural ancestors.

Sights

Wallfahrtsbasilika (pilgrimage basilica), Odenwälder Freilichtmuseum (open-air museum), Elfenbeinmuseum (ivory museum) Lichtermuseum, Zeit(T)räume - museum for clocks and much more, Grünkernmuseum (green spelt museum).

Small fort Haselburg Walldürn-Reinhardsachsen:

Small fort Haselburg. Visible: restored east gate with rudiments of the enclosing wall on both sides. Function: probably surveillance of a Limes passage. 

Town and pilgrimage museum Walldürn

Mainly finds from Roman locations of the area.
www.heimatmuseum-wallduern.de

Not overbuilt fort in Walldürn

A so-called archaeological reserve. Slight bumps in the terrain mark the position of the fort wall.

Limes path of the north from Walldürn

Limes path: 2.2 km along the Limes.
Visible: conserved foundations of watchtowers, one of them with annex and reconstructed palisade.

Fort bath-house Walldürn

Fort bath-house of the “Reihentyp” (rooms arranged in a row) with hypocaust: stone walls of the second building period conserved. The position of the wooden pillars marks the location of the load-bearing posts of the wooden vestibule.

Touristinfo

Rathaus
Hauptstr. 27
74731 Walldürn

Tel: +49 (0) 62 82 / 67-106 und 67-107
Fax +49 (0) 62 82 / 67-103

tourismus@wallduern.de 
www.wallduern.de

 

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