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Taunusstein

  • Taunusstein

    The present Taunusstein was founded only in
    1971 through the union of 10 formerly independent
    municipalities. Nevertheless, this young city
    can look back on centuries of history. The first
    documentary reference dates from around 812
    A.D. in today’s district Bleidenstadt, but it was
    already in 778 A.D. when the building of a monastery
    in “Blydenstadt” was allegedly started.
    Numerous cycleways and trails connect the different
    city districts. More than half of the city area
    is woodland, in which also the remains of the
    ancient fort Zugmantel can be found near the
    district Orlen.

  • Karte - Taunusstein
  • Fort Zugmantel

    Fort Zugmantel: around 90 A.D., a wooden numerus fort was erected
    with an area of initially 0.7 hectare. This was later enhanced to
    an area of 2.1 hectares and expanded in stone. The fort was surrounded
    by a camp village, several sanctuaries and two amphitheatres,
    the remains of which can still be seen. It is the smallest fort of
    a cohors equitata (mounted cohort) in Upper Germania. The defence
    wall of the stone fort is completely visible as an earth rampart and
    also partly as a slope. A signposted circular trail leads to further
    testimonies surrounding the fort. The Limes crosses the B 417 at
    Fort Zugmantel. Findings can be seen in the Saalburgmuseum.

  • Sights

    Castle museum in ST Wehen, historical trail
    Aar-Höhenweg, circular trail at the ancient fort,
    Zugmantel, cross-country ski trail in winter.

    Watchtower 3/15

    Reconstruction of a stone tower as well as a section of
    the Limes with palisade, moat and rampart. The Limes can be well
    followed eastwards over a distance of 2 km.It belongs to the oldest
    sections of the Upper Germanic Limes. It is also where the different
    expansion stages of the border fortification as well as of the fort
    can be clearly identified.

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