Roman Museums and Limes Pathways

Numerous museums testify to Germany’s understandable pride in its Roman past; of these I would single out the Römisch-Germanisches Museum at Köln, the new Römermuseum at Osterburken, the Saalburg Museum, the archaeological parks and museums at Xanten, Aalen and Kalkriese, and especially the Rheinisches Landesmuseum at Trier. To the east, in Austria by the Danube, there are fine Roman assemblages in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (Vindobona) and at Bad Deutsch-Altenburg (Carnuntum).

Growing public interest in the Limes has led to the establishment of a cycle path and hiking route from Miltenberg on the river Main to Regensburg on the Danube. Known as the Deutscher Limes-Radweg, it threads its way along the Limes for a distance of 440 km. For details contact the Verein Deutsche Limes-Strasse, Marktplatz 2, 73430, Aalen, Deutschland. <www.limesstrasse.de>