Limes Germanicus, 83–260 A.D.

Limes Germanicus 83–260 A.D.

Reconstruction of the Upper German Limes close to the Roman Saalburg fortification near Frankfurt/Main. The Limes had an unfortified gate at this point which was guarded by a detachment of the Saalburg garrison. The picture shows a section of the palisade as seen from the direction of the enemy. Immediately behind the palisade is a dry ditch and rampart. The patrol route on top of the rampart is approximately 10 meters away from the palisade. The person in the centre of the photo stands on the patrol route. The Saalburg museum features a nice selection of Roman artefacts and reconstructed objects of military and civilian life. There are historic reenactment events on certain weekends.

Limes Germanicus

The palisade seen diagonally from the front

The palisade seen diagonally from the front

Palisade and rampart to the right of the road

Palisade and rampart to the right of the road

Close-up of the plaque

Close-up of the plaque

The palisade seen from the side, dry ditch and rampart

The palisade seen from the side, dry ditch and rampart

View from the dry ditch to the left of the road

View from the dry ditch to the left of the road

The rear of the palisade seen from the road where it intersects the rampart

The rear of the palisade seen from the road where it intersects the rampart

View from the rampart across the dry ditch and palisade

View from the rampart across the dry ditch and palisade

View across the rampart and the palisade in front of it

View across the rampart and the palisade in front of it

Remnants of the rampart to the left of the road

Remnants of the rampart to the left of the road

Remnants of the rampart, viewed from the rear

Remnants of the rampart, viewed from the rear

Limes Germanicus and Kohorten-Kastell Saalburg are popular tourist spots for modellers and wargamers. Anyone interested in building the Limes in 1:72 scale will be greatly inspired by a visit to this beautifully reconstructed site.

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