Römerlager auf Villa Otrang, © Ferienregion Bitburger Land

Sites romains

Bitburg is exactly one day's march from Augusta Treverorum, today's Trier. The Romans already appreciated the beauty of this stretch of countryside when they laid the foundation stone for today's settlement 2,000 years ago with the "vicus beda". The then street village quickly developed into a flourishing place until it was destroyed by the Germanic tribes in 275 AD. Because of the strategic importance of the site, the Romans built a fortified castle with walls, towers and gates on the same spot around 340 AD. Traces of the Romans can still be found in the Bitburg region today, for example in the Roman Villa Otrang near Fließem or during a walk along the former city wall on the Archaeological Trail in Bitburg.

Information on other Roman sights can be found at the "Straßen der Römer".

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Villa Otrang Luftaufnahme, © GDKE-Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier, Thomas Zühmer

Villa Otrang, relicts of Roman glory


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Museum Speicher, © Tourist-Information Bitburger Land

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Archäologischer Parcours Bitburg - Römermauer, © Tourist-Information Bitburger Land
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