At its foundation in 1995 the aim of the German Limes Road association was to create a touristic route for motorists. Meanwhile more than 90 towns and boroughs are members of the association chaired by the Lord Mayor of Aalen as well as numerous districts and tourism alliances. It manages not only the German Limes Road but also the later on created German Limes Cycle Path.
By this means the association managed to establish two important routes that allow to realize a touristic exploitation and impart knowledge about the two UNESCO world heritage sites Upper Germanic-Raetian, Lower Germanic Limes and the Danubian Limes. By providing information and via its marketing activities the association wishes to draw attention to its routes and to the unique archaeological site in Germany and abroad.
The Limes Road, which became one of the most successful touristic route in Germany, runs across Germany from the Lower Rhine Region in North Rhine-Westphalia through Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse, Baden-Wuerttemberg and Bavaria to Passau on the Danube.
On this road as well as on the over 900kms-long cycle path the traveller crosses a diversity of different natural landscapes and will meet besides the roman monuments many sights dating back to different ages. Furthermore, the association provides support for its members and the museums along the Limes in eventmanagement and public relations. Meanwhile it has taken the responsibility for the long-standing Limes Hiking Trail, which was maintained by hiking associations before. By advertising and supporting the maintenance of this path, the association now promotes also the discovery tour along the Limes on foot.