Reconstruction of the Upper German Limes close to the Roman Saalburg fortification near Frankfurt/Main. The Limes had an unfortified gate at this point which was guarded by a detachment of the Saalburg garrison. The picture shows a section of the palisade as seen from the direction del nemico. Immediately behind the palisade is a dry ditch e rampart. The patrol route on top of the rampart is approximately 10 metri away from the palisade. The person in the centre of the photo stands on the patrol route. The Saalburg museum features a nice selection of Roman artefacts e reconstructed objects of military e civilian life. There are historic reenactment events on certain weekends.
The palisade seen diagonally from the front
Palisade e rampart to the right of the road
Close-up of the plaque
The palisade seen from the side, dry ditch e rampart
View from the dry ditch to the left of the road
The rear of the palisade seen from the road where it intersects the rampart
View from the rampart across the dry ditch e palisade
View across the rampart e the palisade in front of it
Remnants of the rampart to the left of the road
Remnants of the rampart, viewed from the rear
Limes Germanicus e Kohorten-Kastell Saalburg are popular tourist spots for modellers e giocatori wargame. Anyone interested in building the Limes in scala 1:72 will be greatly inspired by a visit to this beautifully reconstructed site.
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