Saalburg Roman Fort
The Saalburg is a Roman fortification in the Taunus mountains in Germany and was a stronghold in the Upper Germanic Limes.
It was constructed about 90 CE, enlarged until about 210, and abandoned after 260. It is estimated that it was home to Cohors II Raetorum civium Romanorum equitata, about 500 cavalry and infantry, to protect the access to the Rhine-Main valley from the Germanic tribes in the North. Eventually it decayed, and its stones were used as a quarry.
In 1887 emperor Wilhelm II initiated its reconstruction. Today the Saalburg houses a museum and is a center for Roman archeology. It is located near Bad Homburg, north of Frankfurt.
As part of the Upper Germanic Limes the Saalburg belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage sites since 15. July 2005.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
International Motor Show (IAA) (19 km), Frankfurt (Germany) (19 km), Helicopter flight over Frankfurt (19 km), Frankfurt Airport (26 km), Hanau (Germany) (29 km), Ronneburg (Germany) (35 km), Mainz (Germany) (37 km), Büdingen (Germany) (39 km), Alzenau (Germany) (41 km), Gelnhausen (Germany) (45 km), Eberbach Abbey (45 km), Darmstadt (Germany) (45 km), Aschaffenburg (Germany) (53 km), Rüdesheim am Main (Germany) (56 km), Fulda (Germany) (84 km), Mannheim (Germany) (87 km), Ladenburg (Germany) (89 km), Bad Dürkheim (Germany) (95 km), Heidelberg (Germany) (96 km), Schwetzingen (Germany) (99 km)