Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Germany)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Germany) is part of the Tentative list of Germany in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
The Frontiers of the Roman Empire – Danube Limes (Germany) is a serial transnational site that comprises the remains of the Roman border along the Danube river. The German part consists of eleven locations between Eining near Regensburg and Passau near the Austrian border. The eastern end of the Upper Germanic-Rhaetian Limes is directly adjacent to the Danube Limes. The majority of the structures are preserved below ground, original remains are visible at Bad Gögging (thermal baths), Regensburg (Porta Praetoria, included in the WHS Old Town of Regensburg), and at the Roman Museum Boiotro in Passau.
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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
From the German locations included in this huge nomination, I have seen only remainings of CASTRA REGINA in Regensburg (already WHS by itself) as several parts of its fortification are still visible "in situ" (I have seen maybe two- or three-times during my occasional visits of Regensburg). The best known and at the same time the most spectacular part is PORTA PREATORIA, which is quite nice and impressive structure takeing into account how old this gate is. I had also oportunity to see the excavations below Niedermunster church located quite close to the gate, and parts of walls of late Roman barracks or residential villa are presented for organized tours in the underground of the church, but these are not very spectacular.
My opinion is that it does not deserve WHC status at all. Regensburg is already WHS and better preserved PORTA NIGRA in Trier has been already inscribed as well. Despite my skepticism towards this TWHS, I expect smooth after-referral inscription in 2020.
Includes a reduced version of Old Town of Passau (1984)
2015 Added to Tentative List
The site has 11 locations
44 Community Members have visited.