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  • Großerlach-Grab, Reconstruction of the Limes on the Heidenbuckel
    © Verein Deutsche Limes-Straße, Fotografie Michael Schneidt


  • Reconstruction of a Tower, Grosserlach-Grab
    © Verein Deutsche Limes-Straße


  • Reconstruction of a Tower, Großerlach-Grab
    © Verein Deutsche Limes-Straße


Großerlach in the Mainhardt forest

Located in the Schwäbische Wald (500 – 586 m).
The district Grab is a state-approved health resort and its name derives from the “Schweinsgraben” (Limes moat). The surrounding area is especially suitable for extended hikes.


Sights in and around Großerlach

In the district Großerlach: silver mine gallery with water treading pool, leisure centre, ski lift with floodlights, downhill cart track; in the district Grab: Limes replica with watchtower (starting point of the Limes Nature Trail), herb centre.


Watchtower 9/75 and 9/77 between Mainhardt and Großerlach-Grab

East of Mönchsberg: WP 9/75 excavated in the forest “Hofbergle”, ruins restored.
East of the Rösersmühle: WP 9/77 in the “Färberswald”, excellently preserved and restored ruins. Forest section “Säugraben” north of Grab: Limes rampart and moat extraordinarily well-preserved. This section belongs to the most impressive parts of the Limes in Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Stone tower reconstructed with palisade, rampart and moat, Großerlach-Grab

WP 9/83 on the “Heidenbuckel”, the second highest point on the Upper German Limes in Baden-Wuerttemberg. Complete height of a stone tower reconstructed, in addition to this, Limes reconstruction with palisade, rampart and moat in a forest aisle. One of the main survey points of the perfectly straight Limes-line.
At the tower: start of the first Limes nature trail in Baden-Württemberg (12.5 km). The nature trail is signposted with information boards and leads via Mainhardt to Pfedelbach.


Stuttgarter Str. 18
71577 Großerlach

Tel. +49 (0) 79 03 / 91 54-0
Fax +49 (0) 79 03 / 91 54-33 

For accommodation in Großerlach click here.