Here on the Weilberg was a large estate (Villa Rustica) in Roman times. The place had already been settled by the Celts. The Roman complex was built around AD 20 and is one of the largest of its kind in the Palatinate.
In addition to wine, cereals were also grown: on the 7.5 hectare farm there was a wine press and a grain kiln. There were stables, warehouses and workshops, a pottery and a smithy. The whole courtyard was surrounded by a wall. The villa reached its greatest expansion in the early 4th century. At that time, the main building had a front length of over 100 meters. Around AD 352, the manor was destroyed in the Alemannic incursions and only continued to be used on a smaller scale.
March 1, 2020
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
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