Remagen lies directly on the Romantic Rhine. The remains of the former Roman fort RIGOMAGUS in the area of the historic triangle bear witness to the town's 2000-year history. As the southernmost base of the Lower Germanic Limes, Remagen has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since July 2021.
The Remagen Rhine promenade with its restaurants and cafés is a great place to stop and linger. In Remagen's town centre, many small owner-managed shops invite you to stroll around.
Those who want to combine art and nature can explore the sculpture bank along the Rhine by bike. Families with children are attracted by the ostrich farm and the Rolandseck Wildlife Park. Passionate hikers have countless options for tours with the RheinBurgenWeg, whose starting point at the Rolandsbogen offers a fantastic panoramic view of the Rhine valley, the Apollinarisschleife and a multitude of local circular trails.
Peace Museum Bridge of Remagen, Arp Museum Rolandseck railway station, Rhine promenade, neo-Gothic Apollinaris Church, sculpture bank, ostrich farm, Rolandseck Wildlife Park, historic Old Town
The Roman Museum displays finds from the period between the 1st century and the 5th century AD, such as gravestones, grave goods and objects of daily use such as ceramics, jewellery and weapons. During a guided tour, visitors can also admire the hypocaust heating system in the former Roman fort, which is not otherwise open to the public.
The cohort fort of Remagen/Rigomagus is strategically located on a middle terrace of the Rhine at the foothills of the Rhenish Slate Mountains. Here there was a good view to the west in the direction of Bonn, to the north to the opposite bank of the Rhine and to the east in the direction of the Vinxtbach valley, which in Roman times formed the administrative border between the provinces of Lower Germania and Upper Germania.
The fort was founded around the turn of the century and existed until the end of the 4th century, probably even into the 5th century. Archaeologically, four construction phases can be identified.
Inscriptions have so far provided evidence of five different troops that were stationed in the fort and came from different parts of the Roman Empire. The fort included a large civilian settlement/vicus, as well as several burial grounds. The civilian settlement extended to the east of the fort.
The entire area of the fort, civilian settlement and burial grounds is now almost completely built over by the modern city. The enclosing wall of the fort can be visited at several places in the city centre. In the basement of the Roman Museum, column foundations of the porticus of the administrative buildings, the principia, have been preserved. In the cellar of a building (Kirchstr. 5) are the remains of a room with floor and wall heating (hypocaustum). This originally belonged to the camp commander's residence (praetorium).