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German Limes Route – an expedition in the Ancient Roman Empire

Aalen: UNESCO word heritage, reconstruction of a Roman watchtower, Limes, Park Rainau-Buch, Ostalbkreis, Schwaebische Alb ©Lookphotos (Günther Bayerl)

The clearly signposted German Limes Route covers around 550 kilometres from Rheinbrohl on the Rhine to Regensburg on the Danube, offering fascinating insights into the Ancient Roman sites of Germany.

With 900 sentry posts and 120 fort sites, the outer Upper Germanic-Rhaetian Limes is one of Central Europe's most impressive archaeological monuments. In fact, it has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status along with Hadrian's Wall and the Antonine Wall in the UK. The German Limes Route meanders through beautiful countryside, leading to pretty towns, idyllic villages, cultural and historical points of interest, ramparts, vast baths and living quarters.

For anyone who would rather not explore by car, the cycle path running alongside the road is just as incredible. Nature lovers who head off for a hike on this stretch will be in their element as they take in spectacular views offering a 2,000-year-old snapshot of world history and enjoy themed tours, bus trips and museum visits. And the link between the Romans and wine is not to be forgotten! Hungry tummies can be satisfied with several Roman-inspired courses, a traditional Medieval banquet or an authentic Roman feast.

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