The Roman road Neckar-Alb-Aare
11 December 2019
The Roman road Neckar-Alb-Aare (Römerstrasse Neckar-Alb-Aare) connects the most important towns and settlements of the former Roman province of Germania Superior.
The approximately 400 km long road follows the old Via Romana, which connected the Roman legionnaire’s camp Vindonissa (today’s Windisch in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland) with the settlement Grinario (Köngen near Stuttgart).
This road is also mentioned in the Tabula Peutingeriana, a Roman road map, known by a medieval copy.
The road consists of three parts: Neckar-Alb, Neckar-Aare and Neckar-Hochrhein.
Various 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).