The LIMESEUM, which opened its doors in 2012, was the first new Limes museum built in Bavaria since the Limes was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. Designed by the Munich architecture firm Karl + Probst, the round construction is optimally integrated in its natural environment. The wood and glass facade provides visitors with a constant visual connection between the themes and objects of the exhibits and the adjacent World Heritage property itself. This experience peaks with the view from the panorama window onto the fort in the Roman Park. The perspective enables us to understand the dimensions and layout of this archaeological monument.
The permanent exhibit in the LIMESEUM is a modern display of the portion of the Limes between Mönchsroth and Arberg, with a focus on Ruffenhofen. The concentration here is on a portrayal of life at the Limes as well as the topics of wood preservation, the military, and the daily life of civilians.
The soldier December, whose name has been found in sources from the Ruffenhofen fort, accompanies visitors throughout the museum with tales about his life in exhibits, audio stations, and a film. Children can experience day-to-day life at the Limes first hand at our activity stations.
The small café provides visitors with an area to relax. The multipurpose room can also be rented for lectures and external events in the evening (via contact).
1 Museum Café
2 entrance area
3 Use of quotations for Limes
4 Typical Rome!
5 A limit for Rome
6 Soldiers for Rome
7 Museum Cinema
8 Life in the vicus
9 Special exhibition area with panoramic window