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  • Limeshain - Limes Site
    © Verein Deutsche Limes-Straße

  • Watchtower Limeshain
    © Verein Deutsche Limes-Straße

  • Limeshain - Limes Site
    © Verein Deutsche Limes-Straße

Limeshain in the Southeast of the Wetterau district

Surrounded by beautiful nature, the young and attractive municipality of Limeshain is located in the south-east of the Wetterau district, in the immediate vicinity of Hanau and Frankfurt am Main. The still well-preserved border wall runs through the municipal area. It has been reconstructed over a length of 25 m, as has a watchtower. Both can be explored along with Hallstatt-period barrows on a close to 4 km-long archaeological-natural circular walk.

Limeshain is the only municipality with the Roman border wall in its name.

Sights in and around Limeshain

Limes Circular Trail A journey back in time to life at the Limes around 2000 years ago. The almost four-kilometre-long archaeological and natural history Limes circular trail with information and experience stations in the forest was redesigned in 2021.

The trail partly follows the Limes Regional Park Route. With panels, large wooden figures and oversized sculptures, it vividly explains the life of the Romans, but above all also of the Germanic tribes, in order to show in a comprehensible way that Limeshain is located on originally Germanic soil.

The forest habitat and the agriculture organised at that time are also depicted.

Visitors can take an excursion into natural history at a station about the birds living in the forest. A look upwards also holds surprises in store, as wooden forest dwellers are attached to one tree or another. In addition to the individual information points, the reconstructed accessible Limes watchtower is still one of the prominent stations. The same applies to the reconstructed Limes complex.

Visitors of the circular route can take a journey into the past using QR codes on the panels. The information is written in a family-friendly way. A geocache is being developed.

There are many well-preserved historical monuments and half-timbered houses in the districts.

In addition to the German Limes Route and the Limes Cycle Route, the Limes Regional Park Route and the Boniface Pilgrimage Route as well as the Huguenot and Waldensian Trail also lead through Limeshain.

Reconstructions of a Watchtower

West to south of Limeshain-Rommelhausen, the Limes fortifications are still visible very well in the forest. There are experimental reconstructions of a watchtower and a 25 m long section of the Limes. The watchtower sites of the wooden and stone tower WP 4/103 can still be seen in the terrain. Together with some art installations, they form the Roman part of the archaeological-natural history circular trail, which also touches several prehistoric barrows.


Gemeinde Limeshain
Am Zentrum 2
63694 Limeshain

Tel. +49 (0) 60 48 / 96 11-25
Fax +49 (0) 60 48 / 96 11-99

For accommodation in Limeshain click here.