The Limes, an ancient fortified border line, is one of the most exceptional archaeological monuments in Central Europe, as well as a reminder of Roman civilisation and culture around 2,000 years ago.
The Limes runs from Bad Hönningen / Rheinbrohlon the River Rhine to the Regensburg area on the River Danube. Along its 550 kilometres there are preserved Roman remains, reconstructions, excavations and reproductions. In someplaces it is still possible to make out the course of the border wall as it stretches in long, straightlines across fields and forests. Today, all majorplaces of interest are linked by the German Limes Road, creating a varied and interesting tourist route. More than 80 towns, villages and districts have joined together to form the Limes Route in an effort to preserve this remarkable heritage. Visitors enjoying the beautiful and diverse countryside of the former Roman border region will encounter dramatic views and fascinating insights into the area’s Roman past.