Roads of the Romans

SALVE on the Roads of the Romans!

Maybe you have experienced this yourself:

You’re on the road in a beautiful landscape, but without proper roads, mostly just pothole tracks and then it takes an endless amount of time to reach even nearby destinations. Totally out of the question when it comes to global empire building. Of course the Romans needed roads, and good and fast connecting roads at that! They liked to use existing routes, but they also built new ones.

And already we’re in the midst of it:

Around 80 Roman sights from all areas of Roman life, from the imposing UNESCO World Heritage sites to the contemplative stone sarcophagus, from the excavation project to the partially reconstructed villa, from the imperial residence to the mine – these connect the Romans roads. A virtual Roman road network, because it is evident that, without transport routes, these monuments would neither have been built nor be easy to visit today. In the end, it's about yesterday and today, about cultural history and cultural enjoyment, about a journey back in time to the Roman era and a trip to picturesque holiday regions in the heart of Europe that offer all the comforts you need today.

Bonum iter!


Take yourself back to Roman times!

Circa 50 BC

The Romans conquer the land of the Celtic Treverians. The Treverians adopt the Roman culture and become “Gallic Romans”, so to speak.

Circa 17 BC

Founding of the city of Trier. Soon thereafter, it is elevated to the status of provincial capital.

Circa 270 AD

First Christian community in Trier with the first Trier bishops. Circa 312, they were finally granted religious freedom.

Circa 300 AD

Trier is elevated to become the imperial residence.

Circa 371 AD

Ausonius praises the Moselle valley in his poem “Mosella”. There was viticulture even back then!

Circa 476 AD

Fall of the Western Roman Empire.

Experience the past anew

Discover Celtic, Roman and medieval buildings and monuments in their original appearance.

Discover the sights of the Roman roads along the Mosel!

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