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Even the Romans enjoyed the fantastic view from this beautiful place. The remains of a Roman villa, which was once part of a huge complex, was uncovered in 1981 and partially restored. Below the ruin is a wine press, in which wine is still today. Every summer, the popular wine festival takes place here at the Römerkelter.
August 14, 2019
Here on the Weilberg there was a large estate (Villa Rustica) in Roman times. The place had already been settled by the Celts. The Roman complex was built around 20 AD. It is one of the largest of its kind in the Palatinate.
In addition to wine, grain was also grown: the 7.5 hectare farm had a wine press and a grain kiln. There were stables, stores and workshops, a pottery and a blacksmith shop. The whole yard was surrounded by a wall. The villa reached its greatest extent in the early 4th century. The main building at that time had a front length of over 100 meters. Around 352 AD the manor was destroyed during the Alemanni invasions and only managed on a smaller scale.
March 1, 2020
The main building of the Roman vineyard Weilberg is said to have had an enormous front length of 150 m almost 2000 years ago. The outlines of a bathhouse and a horse stable can also be seen here. Stone coffins are on display to the east of the restored part of the manor house.
July 28, 2021
The reconstruction of the Roman winery is very suitable to bring the local history and history closer to children. They explore the area through play, and the questions arise by themselves. Information boards provide information on many questions. It couldn't be better.
You can also have a picnic there.
February 15, 2021
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