Römerkastell Pfünz

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  • Stefan V.

    Ideal for a short walk during a bike tour.

    The Roman fort Castra Vetoniana is located above the town of Pfünz in the Altmühl Valley. The auxiliary cohort stationed here was responsible for securing the nearby Limes. The fort was built around 90 AD, today the northern gate, a corner tower and part of the defensive wall have been rebuilt.

    The fort is located south of today's village on the so-called "Kirchberg", a pointed mountain tongue, 42 meters above the Altmühltal. It formed a rectangle 189 meters long and 145 meters wide and corresponded to an area of 2.75 hectares. The mountain tongue is surrounded by three valleys, which resulted in a strategically optimal location for the fort.

    Source / more info:
    naturpark-altmuehltal.de/sehenswerte/kastell_vetoniana_bei_pfuenz-1869

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    • October 12, 2019

  • Olaf

    Here you get an insight into how big the Roman facilities were.

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    • June 13, 2020

  • Schwarzwald_Gangster

    The Pfünzer Kastell is a 189 x 145 m parallelogram with a footprint of 2.75 ha. The fortification consisted of a double trench carved into the rock on three sides and a simple one on the east side. Bridges were left for the passage of gates. The total width of the trenches was 15.5 m and the depth was 1.6 m.

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    • July 21, 2020

  • Schwarzwald_Gangster

    The Pfünzer Kastell is a 189 x 145 m parallelogram with a footprint of 2.75 ha. The fortification consisted of a double trench carved into the rock on three sides and a simple one on the east side. Bridges were left for the passage of gates. The total width of the trenches was 15.5 m and the depth was 1.6 m.

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    • July 21, 2020

  • Schwarzwald_Gangster

    Sedatus - god of the Balkans
    The consecration to Sedatus, a god from Illyria (Blakan) was found in the area of the Nikolauskapelle north of the fort. Nothing is known about the exact function and responsibility of the god test.

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    • July 21, 2020

  • Schwarzwald_Gangster

    A double gate was installed on all sides.

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    • July 21, 2020

  • Volker

    The climb, 20%, is tough, but is rewarded with a great reconstruction of the fort and a view of the Altmühltal and the historic ford / bridge.

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    • August 19, 2020

  • Käptn

    Very impressive reconstruction. So you get a great impression of how powerful this fort must have been.

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Location: Walting, Eichstätt District, Altmühltal, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

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