Archaeological Tour

Bitburg

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The town of Bitburg in the year 10 BC: the Romans are constructing a major road from Trier to Cologne. And as a first rest station they build the "vicus" (street village) of Beda in the area of the present town centre of Bitburg.

Bitburg prospers and becomes a flourishing place with inns, merchants, craftsmen, a temple and a thermal bath. In the year 275 AC, the settlement is destroyed by devastating attacks of the Teutons.

Because of its strategical importance, the Romans construct at around 340 AC a fortified castle with walls, towers and gates in the centre of Beda, whose remains characterise the urban appearance of Bitburg up to the present day.

At 16 different waypoints, the Archaeological Rour offers its visitors an excellent impression of the former castellum. Go for a walk on the tracks of the Romans, who founded Bitburg more than 2000 years ago and experience the spirit of history in its original place.

The Archaeological Tour is suitable for people in wheelchairs and families with children’s pushchairs. (Except for waypoint no. 11, you have to take two small steps to get there)

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More information about this route

Start: Rathausplatz

Destination: Kobenhof

Distance: 1 km

Duration: 1:00 h

Difficulty: easy

Tour-type: Hiking

Features:

  • Round tour
  • Family-friendly
  • Barrier-free

Tourist-Information Bitburger Land

Römermauer 6
54634 Bitburg
Phone: +49 6561 94340
Fax: +49 6561 943420

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