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  • Attempt at a Reconstruction of the Limes Palisade on the Schloßbuck
    © Bezirk Mittelfranken, Andrea May

  • Watchtower 14/5 on the Schloßbuck
    © Bezirk Mittelfranken, Andrea May

  • © Verein Deutsche Limes-Straße

Gunzenhausen in the Franconian Lake District

State-approved health resort. Centre in the Franconian Lake District. First documentary reference dates from 823. Former Roman settlement, northernmost point of the Raetian Limes. The nearby Altmühlensee (lake; 450 ha) invites visitors to go swimming, sailing, surfing and boating. Shipping line with four piers. There are 800 km of signposted cycleways and trails around Gunzenhausen. Huge programme for guests and cultural events in summer.

Small Fort with memorial stone

Small fort on the “Hintere Schloßbuck” with memorial stone: wooden tower hill and stone foundations of WP 14/6 are clearly visible.

Limes wall between Gunzenhausen and Theilenhofen

East of Gundelsheim: debris rampart of the Limes wall visible, additional marking with indicator stones, so-called “Limes”-Stones.

Restored Limes tower WP 14/4 with wooden palisade

There is a restored Limes tower (WP 14/4) with wooden palisade east of the Bismarck tower (partly built of stones from the Limes wall). Right beside it is WP 14/5, which was later added to the Limes wall.
Remains of the debris rampart of the Limes wall are visible about 500 m east of this.



Stadt Gunzenhausen
Marktplatz 25
91710 Gunzenhausen

Tel. +49 (0) 98 31/508 -300
Fax +49 (0) 98 31/508 -179