Period I newsletter

Die Römerstrasse Neckar-Alb-Aare. Bild: www.roemerstrasse.net

The Roman road Neckar-Alb-Aare

The Roman road Neckar-Alb-Aare (Römerstrasse Neckar-Alb-Aare) connects the most important places of the former Roman province of Germania Superior. The approximately 400 km long road follows the course of the old Via Romana, which connected the Roman legionnaire’s camp Vindonissa (today Windisch in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland) with the settlement Grinario (now Köngen near Stuttgart). This road is also included in the Tabula Peutingeriana, a Roman road map. The original has been lost, but a medieval copy has been preserved and shows this road. The road consists of three parts: Neckar-Alb, Neckar-Aare and Neckar-Hochrhein. Numerous museums, ruins and other (archaeological) testimonies of Roman (Celtic and later Alemanni) history can be visited. This road connects present-day Switzerland with southwest Germany, a road without borders. 

On the route Necker-Alb (Germany) the following places and their museums can be visited: Köngen, Nürtingen-Oberensingen, Pliezhausen, Kirchentellinsfurt, Rottenburg am Neckar, Bad Niedernau, Obernau, Eutingen im Gäu, Hirrlingen/Rangendingen, Hechingen-Stein, Burladingen, Geislingen-Häsenbühl, Rosenfeld, Sulz am Neckar, Oberndorf am Neckar, Rottweil and Niedereschach-Fischbach on the route Neckar-Aare: Schleitheim, Hüfingen, Bad Zurzach, Brugg and Windisch and on the route Neckar-Hochrhein: Wurmlingen, Engen, Tengen, Stein am Rhein, Eschenz, Pfyn and Frauenfeld. (Source and further information: www.roemerstrasse.net).