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Roman double burial chamber, Nehren

  • Cochem

Hard to believe: original wall paintings have been preserved in this funerary temple for almost 2,000 years. It doesn't just offer a beautiful view of the Mosel valley.

The Mosel valley must have been densely populated. That is how the Roman poet and scholar Ausonius described it 1,700 years ago. Rich estates and the homes and workplaces of the common people lined the fertile banks. Ships plied the Mosel and transported goods all over the world. A little way upstream you can still find a Roman hilltop sanctuary on the Calmont and a stone chamber tomb in St Aldegund. There was probably once a large Roman estate in Nehren, too. Vines was cultivated, as evidenced by a stone from a Roman winepress. High above their old homes, and on an important Roman road, rich Romans – perhaps even the owners of the estate – found their final resting place, with a wonderful view over the Mosel valley. Today, the two "funerary temples" have been reconstructed. The original wall paintings in the left burial chamber have survived – which is absolutely amazing. Today they can be viewed through a window. The village of Nehren and the double funerary temple are connected by a themed path. A station on the Roads of the Romans.

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Endertplatz 1

56814 Cochem


Phone: (0049)2671-6004 0


Website: www.ferienland-cochem.de

General information

Outdoor viewing possible all year round.

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