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  • Götzenburg and Schlossmuseum
    ©  Gemeinde Jagsthausen

  • View on Jagsthausen
    © Gemeindeverwaltung Jagsthausen

  • Jagst Bridge
    © Gemeindeverwaltung Jagsthausen

  • Red Castle
    © Gemeindeverwaltung Jagsthausen

  • White Castle
    © Gemeindeverwaltung Jagsthausen

Jagsthausen located within the idyllic Jagst valley

Landscape, history and culture are three essential highlights when describing the beautiful municipality of Jagsthausen with its district Olnhausen. The beautiful Jagst valley, the memory of the Roman settlement within the fort town and the annual castle festival in the ancestral castle of the knight Götz von Berlichingen are attractions that can be encountered within reach in Jagsthausen.


Sights in and around Jagsthausen

Open-air museum Römerbad (Roman bath), museum Beständige Begleiter - Römische Alltagskeramik (Constant companions - Roman everyday ceramics) in the Old Town Hall, Götzenburg castle, Red and White Castle, Castle Museum in the Götzenburg, annually changing sculpture exhibition, Jagsthausen Castle Festival, Limes benches, Protestant St. James' Church, Protestant St. John's Church (Olnhausen), Jewish memorial plaques (Olnhausen), museum Wachthaus am Limes (Guardhouse at the Limes, Unterkessach).

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Museum - Wachthaus am Limes

The guardhouse at the Limes is located on the Glasenberg between Unterkessach and Jagsthausen. Various Roman artefacts and museum replicas can be seen here, but the main focus is on the exhibition of Roman coins. Guided tours are also offered.Opening hours and further information can be found at



Castle Museum in the Götzenburg

In the 18th century the Berlichingen family started to gather their family’s artefacts in an archive in Jagsthausen. Possibly as a result of seven years of war there was an awakening of national awareness, which Goethe’s play "Goetz of Berlichingen" dramatizes.

Franziska, Baroness of Berlichingen, was delighted to acquire the iconic ‘Iron Hand’ mentioned in the play, which was by then in the ownership of another family. She gave the hand to Count Joseph of Berlichingen, and it became part of the family collection again. The Count decided that all the family artefacts should remain in safe keeping and the property of the whole family forever.
The castle lies in the middle of the Roman fort of Jagsthausen. Through family interest and the foresight of the inhabitants of Jagsthausen, many Roman finds from the vicus and fort have become part of the Castle Museum’s collection up to the 20th century, as well as artefacts from the family’s history such as ‘the iron hand’ and other mementos of Goetz of Berlichingen.

Opening hours: From April to October on the first and third Sunday of each month from 13.30-16.00. In addition, guided tours can be arranged outside the opening hours.

Address: Schloßstraße 17, 74249 Jagsthausen

Contact: Town Council administration, Jagsthausen, Hauptstraße 3, 74249 Jagsthausen, Tel: 07943 91010, Fax 07943 910150


“Constant companions - Roman everyday pottery” exhibition in the Old Town hall (Friedrich Krapf Museum)

The "Old Town Hall" is an expression of the self-confidence of the former inhabitants of Jagsthausen. It is also one of the oldest preserved town halls in the Heilbronn district.

Built in 1513, renovated in 1861 and, for the last time, in 1982, it has a richly decorated half-timbered gable. Today it houses the municipal library and thus still serves the citizens of Jagsthausen. Also housed in the Old Town Hall is the Friedrich Krapf Museum.

The role of pottery in the lives of people in Roman times is presented in the museum Beständige Begleiter - Römische Alltagskeramik (Constant Companions - Roman Everyday Pottery). Different areas of everyday life of the Romans are vividly shown, illustrations, texts and video clips explain the purpose of use, so that an insight into Roman life around 200 AD is possible. The collection was preserved and archived by Gerhard Krapf, who took it over from his father Friedrich. The Krapf family made it available on permanent loan to provide public access and to commemorate the collector. The museum is barrier-free. A toilet for the disabled is available in the neighbouring building during the opening hours of the "new" town hall. Parking spaces are located directly around the town hall.

Opening hours: April – October: First Sunday of each month from 15.00 – 17.00, or on request. Admission free.

Address: Hauptstraße 5, 74249 Jagsthausen

Contact: Municipality administration Jagsthausen
Hauptstraße 3, 74249 Jagsthausen

Tel: 07943 91010, Fax 07943 910150


Open-air museum roman bath

The open-air museum Römerbad (Roman Baths) in the centre of Jagsthausen shows the ground plan of a Roman military bath around 200 A.D. Scientific panels, designed by archaeologists from the Landesdenkmalamt, explain in words and pictures the bathing building, its use and its significance for the everyday culture of a fort vicus on the Upper Germanic Limes.

Inscription stones, parts of a Jupiter-Giant-Column, brick stamps, etc. are exhibited and vividly explained. For example, the oldest and the most recent inscription from the front Limes, the second longest archaeological monument in the world, come from Jagsthausen. They form the basis for dating.

The open-air museum Römerbad is accessible all year round.  A toilet for the disabled is available during the opening hours of the "new" town hall (Hauptstraße 3, approx. 100 m away).

Address: Friedrich-Krapf-Straße, 74249 Jagsthausen
Kontact: Municipality administration
Hauptstraße 3, 74249 Jagsthausen, Tel. 07943 91010, Fax 07943 910150, e-mail:


Bürgermeisteramt Jagsthausen

Hauptstraße 3
74249 Jagsthausen

Tel. +49 (0) 79 43 / 91 01-0
Fax +49 (0) 79 43 / 91 01 50

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