Villa Otrang, relicts of Roman glory


Precious remains of a grandiose country estate rescued! The 19th century was an exciting time for archaeology, because people became ever more enthusiastic about history. When a farmer stumbled across precious mosaics while working near Bitburg, he didn’t just plough over them. The find was secured and protective buildings were erected, which themselves are now protected as well. Just go and see it. Today, we know that there was once a huge estate near the village Fließem, with a richly decorated manor house, baths and even its own temple complex. Of course, there was also a heating system. The residential tract included a commercial sector with various buildings. Today, the precious mosaic floors that once adorned the manorial rooms fascinate. The villa faced the important Roman road from Trier to Cologne, and if you carry on to Bitburg you will come to an important former Roman street settlement with a large fort. The city’s Roman history is revealed through an interesting, multi-media archaeological trail.

A station along the Roman roads.


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At a glance

Opening hours

  • From April 1st to October 31st
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • From November 1st to March 1st

April - October
Wednesday - Sunday
10:00 - 17:00 Closed
on Mondays and Tuesdays.

The Roman Villa Otrang, including two shelters with ancient mosaics, is accessible free of charge within the mentioned opening hours.

The first two rooms of Villa Otrang are barrier-free accessible. The other rooms are accessible via steps. A WC is located in the basement and is accessible via steps. The access from the parking lot to the villa has natural stone steps.

The gastronomy of Villa Otrang is not open.

Note: Due to weather conditions, the site may be closed at short notice.


The exterior of Villa Otrang is open to the public.

Information panels in German, English, French and Dutch inform visitors about the Roman estate and what products were grown there in Roman times. Reconstruction drawings and the floor plan visible from the outside make it possible to experience the magnificent manor house in its enormous size with over 60 rooms. Visible from the outside is a smaller bathroom, which the rich Roman owner later exchanged for a larger, more luxurious bathroom. You can also learn about how Villa Otrang was rediscovered and protected in the 19th century from the outside.




Römische Villa Otrang
Villa Otrang 1
54636 Fließem

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