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Römerkastell Pfünz

Römerkastell Pfünz

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  • Anette

    The partially rebuilt Roman fort is freely accessible in summer. In winter you have to forego a tour of the reconstructed parts, but you can still visit the outside area.

    It's hard to believe that this facility was built around the year 90. Initially as a wooden and earth fort to ensure the protection and maintenance of the nearby Limes. Almost 80 years later, the old fort was replaced by stone buildings. In the middle of the 3rd century, like most other Roman forts north of the Danube, it was destroyed by an Alemannic invasion.

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    • May 11, 2021

  • Like_a_komoot

    Ideal for a short walk during a bike ride. The Roman fort Castra Vetoniana is located above the town of Pfünz in the Altmühltal. 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

    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. This gives you a great impression of how powerful this fort must have been.

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    • September 20, 2020

  • Romas Zaliukas

    Somewhat off the bike path, but worth seeing.

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    • September 27, 2020

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

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