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  • Jupiter Column
    © Deutsche Limes-Straße


  • Echzell
    © Deutsche Limes Straße


  • Echzell
    © Deutsche Limes Straße


Echzell in the Wetterau

In the midst of the fertile plain of the Wetterau, stretching between the foothills of the Taunus and the Vogelberg. Picturesque walks, scenic ponds for fishermen, modern sports facilities, two community centres.

Sights in and around Echzell

Protestant church on the foundations of a Roman fort bath, museum in the “Zehntscheune”, old town hall (14th century), “Beamtenhaus” – today a library, former water castle.
Limes Information Centre for the eastern Wetterau in the Echzell museum


Other finds from the fort are exhibited in the Limes Information Centre for the eastern Wetterau in the Museum Echzell. A so-called Jupiter column, which is several meters tall, has been erected in the front garden.


With an area of 5.2 hectares, it is one of the largest forts on the Upper Germanic Limes. An ala (Roman allied military unit) and a cohort of 500 soldiers each were stationed at the fort. The related military bath house is under today’s Protestant parish church, where several of its walls are visible in a cellar room, while others are marked on the pavement in front of the church. The unique wall paintings of fort Echzell are now in the Saalburg (principia, next to the standards shrine; dining room of an officer’s quarters). The pictorial presentations deal with the ancient group of sagas.


Gemeinde Echzell
Postfach 1161
61207 Echzell

Tel. +49 (0) 60 08 / 91 20-0
Fax +49 (0) 60 08 / 91 20-25