For several decades, modern-day scholars and archeologists believed that revealing and uncovering the archaeological history of German-speaking land would unveil the country’s characteristics. This also meant finding and interpreting the meaning of old artifacts of prehistoric times. Following this thought, thousands of historians and famous archeologists are fixated on understating German ruins that will illuminate how the nation’s people changed after the national unification.
In this article, we have mentioned certain Roman ruins and archeological sites in Germany worth visiting to understand the nation’s local and social cultures.
Saalburg Roman Fort
The fort represents the ancient history and culture unveiled after excavation in the late 1850s. This fort was built in the Northwest of Bad Homburg, considered a fortification of Upper German Limes. However, the regiment was reconstructed by Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1897, which is now a signature spot to witness German and Roman royalty.
LVR-Archeological Partk Xanten
In 70AD, the park was part of the second most important commercial city of Germany, Inferior, which was destroyed by Germanic tribes in 275AD and was rebuilt as Tricensimae. After its destruction, it is rebuilt as a park in the medieval town of Xanten, on the banks of the lower Rhine, in memory of the people living there. It is a tourist attraction with a theater, a defensive wall, and a bathhouse.
Porta Praetoria, Regensburg
Regensburg was also called Casta Regina in the 2nd century AD. After the first destruction, most of its stones were utilized for construction. However, despite the tragic collapse of the court, the gate from the northern walls of the fort remains intact because it was also a part of the Bishop’s court in the late 17th century. The remains are now considered a tourist attraction and an essential element in depicting German archeological history.
Mogontiaacum, located on the Rhine river in the early German civilization, served as a military base for the Romans. It is an artificial town that screams beauty and also attracts traders from all over the world. Mainz also comprises ancient remains, a temple’s foundations, aqueduct remnants, and many more.
Trier, Augusta Treverorum
Trier was founded by Romans in the 16th century BC and is still considered one of German’s oldest cities. Also known as ‘second Rome’ in the 4th century AD, it is home to extraordinarily well-preserved and delicate Roman remains. It has also secured its position in the UNESCO list of world heritage sites. It contains the basilica for Constantine, bathtubs, a theater, a bridge over the Moselle, and many more.
Varusschlacht Park and Museum
Historians say that the local German tribes ambushed the Romans at this place, marking the end of Augustus’ expansions. This park and museum consist of some battle aspects and provide the visitors with an experience of walking through the archeological expansion sites.