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  • Thursday, 23. March 2017

 

Until 2003, the site of the current Ruffenhofen Roman Park was used for agriculture. In order to protect the archaeological monument beneath the fields - the Roman fort and its civilian settlement (vicus) - an area of 40 hectares was bought in 2002/2003 by the Amt für Ländliche Entwicklung Ansbach and converted into meadowland. This change has helped to preserve the archaeological monument because the ground is no longer disturbed, for example by plowing. On July 15, 2005 Ruffenhofen Roman Park was officially recognized as a part of the Roman Limes frontier system that is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Since then, the Roman Park has continued to be further developed. The outlines of Roman structures have been marked with vegetation, thus enabling visitors to visualize the individual elements. A viewing point on a hill presents an overview of the entire Roman Park and its layout. A reconstructed fort with a scale of 1:10 can be found at the foot of the hill. Visitors may roam through the site, along the Roman roads of former times. Information boards, large illustrative displays, and replicas of Roman stone monuments provide information about the buildings and Roman life at the site. For children, there is a playground and additional offerings as well - from riddles, to a puzzle with rotating pieces and other games. You can find more details in the site plan. In addition to archaeology, nature is a major topic. A labyrinth was built in the Roman Park in July 2009 as part of an international workcamp project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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