Mountain Biking Highlight
The 2.15 m high Roman milestone is an elaborate reconstruction of an original found in Zülpich.
These stone pillars were formerly used by travelers - like today's street signs - for orientation, indicating the distance to the main town of the area in which they were traveling. Weak is the lateral inscription with the distance from Tolbiacum (Zülpich) to Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne) with 16 "Leugen", i. 35 km.
The "Leuge" is a Celtic measure of length and today corresponds to 2.2 km.
The front signature translates to "For the Emperor Caesar Flavius Constantinus, the most faithful, fortunate, the victor, Augustus, and for the Imperatores Caesares Flavius Iulius Crispus and Flavius Claudius Constantinus and Flavius Constantius, the most distinguished Caesares".
A map records the imperial and highway routes in Rhineland-Palatinate during the Romans, especially the route, which is today part of the historic road.
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