Roman House in Walheim
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 49° 00.799 E 009° 09.359
32U E 511405 N 5428947
Quick Description: The museum preserves and displays the ruins of a Roman house which was part of a settlement which had developed around two Roman forts built in what is now the village of Walheim.
Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Date Posted: 6/17/2007 1:22:34 AM
Waymark Code: WM1PJ4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 87

Long Description:
The forts were part of an earlier line of fortifications errected before the limes were moved to their final location farther east. All that is visible today of the Roman settlement is the preserved ruin of the house.

The excavations took place between 1980 and 1988. Included in the museum are several smaller objects of every day life which were found during the course of the excavations.

A Jupiter column stands outside the museum. It is a copy of one which was found in 1967 along the south side of the village.

Photography is permitted. All interpretive materials are in German, however a video is on display which leads the viewer on a virtual walkthrough of the site and is worthwhile to watch even if you don't speak German.
Roman history.

Street Address:
Römerstraße 16 74399 Walheim

Gift Shop: yes

Hours of Operation:
April - October Saturday from 14:00 - 18:00 Sunday from 10:00 - 18:00

Cost: 2.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Small

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Food Court: Not Listed

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