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.
The palisade seen diagonally from the front
Palisade and rampart to the right of the road
Close-up of the plaque
The palisade seen from the side, dry ditch and rampart
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
View from the rampart across the dry ditch and palisade
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, 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.