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Permanent closure of the towpath and promenade path along the Rhine below the Pfaffendorf bridge from Weindorf to the castle steps
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Vom 12.07. bis 06.10.2024 laden vier Koblenzer Gastronomiebetriebe und eine Sektkellerei zu sommerlichen und frühherbstlichen Abenden an die Schlossstufen.
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Wandergruppe steht vor einem Römerturm im Wald ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Philip Bruederle

German Limes Road

On the tracks of the Romans

The German Limes Road is a fascinating route that runs along the 700 km long course of the Roman frontier wall. This border wall, also known as the Limes, was an impressive defense system that protected the vast Roman Empire from hostile invaders. Along the road, visitors can experience the history of the Romans firsthand and admire the impressive tower reconstructions that can be found along the way.

Towers and castles

The tower reconstructions along the German Limes Road are an absolute highlight for history buffs. These faithful replicas of Roman watchtowers offer a unique insight into the lives of Roman soldiers who once patrolled the borders of the empire. From the towers, the soldiers had a wide view over the land and were able to spot potential enemies at an early stage.

Another highlight along the German Limes Road are the Limes forts. These fortresses were strategically important bases along the border wall and served as living and working quarters for the Roman soldiers. Nowadays, visitors can see faithful reconstructions of these forts and imagine what life must have been like over 2000 years ago.

Limesturm im Wald umgeben von einem Holzzaun ©Verein Deutsche Limesstraße Schneidt
Nachbau eines Limesturms umgeben vom Wald ©Verein Deutsche Limesstraße Schneidt
Nahansicht einer Rekonstruktion einer Limesturm mit weitblick ©Verein Deutsche Limesstraße Schneidt
Hiking and cycling trails

For nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts, the German Limes Road also offers a variety of hiking trails that run along the border wall. These hiking trails lead through picturesque landscapes and offer breathtaking views of the surrounding nature. It's a great way to explore the historical sites along the Limes and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings at the same time.

For cyclists, there are also special cycle paths along the German Limes Road that offer a pleasant and relaxing way to explore the route. These well-maintained cycle paths run along the border wall and offer a unique perspective of the historical sites along the route.

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Lime towers and Roman forts near Koblenz
Rheinbrohl

Beginn des Obergermanisch-Raetischen Limes

The Upper Germanic-Raetian Limes (Latin: border path, border, border wall) began in Rheinbrohl near Bad Hönningen. From the end of the 1st to the middle of the 3rd century AD, it secured the land border between the Rhine and the Danube, separating...
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Wachturm Nr. 1 bei Rheinbrohl

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Neuwied-Niederbieber

Römerkastell Niederbieber

One of the largest Roman forts on the Upper Germanic Limes, built around 190 AD and destroyed when the Franks advanced over the Limes around 259/260 AD, was located in the area between the old and the new cemetery. In spite of later construction...
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Römerkastell Neuwied-Niederbieber

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Bendorf

Römerturm am UNESCO Welterbe Limes

A unique Limes experience space was created in 1912 on the Pulverberg, at the intersection of Rheinsteig and Saynsteig. This includes the listed reconstruction of a Roman watchtower, which was extensively restored in 2009/2010. The Roman Tower at...
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Römerturm Bendorf

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The site is freely accessible at all times, the Roman Tower can be visited as part of guided hikes and tours by prior arrangement. You are welcome to borrow the key to visit the Roman Tower and enjoy the wonderful view.

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Römerkastell

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Römerkastell Turm

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