Deutsche Limes-Straße

Burgsalach

  • Burgsalach is located on the high plateau of the southern Franconian Alb

    First documented mention in 1070 on the occasion
    of the Episcopal church consecration. The
    municipality is located on the high plateau of the
    southern Franconian Alb, near the romantic
    Anlautertal (valley) and directly on the Limes.
    Historically significant and controversial because
    of, amongst other things, its nearby iron ore
    deposits.

  • Burgsalach Karte
  • Replica of a wooden Limes tower

    Roman experience trail with play stations for children and young people
    as well as panels and models which provide information about the Limes,
    the Roman road and the burgus. On the trail is a conserved foundation
    of WP 14/48 and a replica of a wooden Limes tower.

  • In Europe unique small Fort

    Small fort (burgus) in the Harlach: unique Limes building, comparable
    buildings only known in North Africa. Wall sections of the square-shaped
    fort (side length of 32.6 m) conservedand described in the terrain. It’s
    likely that a unit of 100 soldiers was stationed here. Three bronze
    models show different reconstruction options of the building.

  • Watchtower 14/54 - 56, between Burgsalach and Böhming

    Raetian wall is clearly visible again as debris rampart from south of
    Burgsalach to WP 14/56 (Limes bend at Petersbuch).
    St. Egid: remains of WP 14/54 visible; St. Egid WP 14/55: floor layout
    conserved (site notice 6, St. Egid). Petersbuch, Limes section as far as
    Hirnstetten and Pfahldorf; debris rampart banked with stones gathered
    from the surroundings, covered with hedges and perceivable over a
    long distance as a dominating landmark on the Alb plateau.

  • Touristinfo

    Gemeinde Burgsalach
    Tel. +49 (0) 91 47/94 11-25

    and

    Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Nennslingen
    Schmiedgasse 1
    91790 Nennslingen

    Tel. +49 (0) 91 47 / 94 11 25
    Fax +49 (0) 91 47 / 94 11 30
    Opens window for sending email tourist-info@nennslingen.de
      www.anlautertal-jura.de

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