Tawern Roman Temple

Tawern, Germany

The Roman Temple Tawern (German: Römischer Tempelbezirk Tawern) is a reconstructed Gallo-Roman sanctuary in Tawern near Trier. The original sanctuary was built in the 1st century AD above a major road leading from Divodurum Mediomatricorum (modern-day Metz) to Augusta Treverorum (modern-day Trier) and was used until the end of the 4th century AD.

The sanctuary was excavated in 1986-88 and seven buildings of various periods and of different sizes and plans were found within the complex. The temple district and a large building were partially reconstructed on the original foundations.

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Founded: 1st century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Germany
Historical period: Germanic Tribes (Germany)

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Robert Kater (9 months ago)
Nice partially rebuild roman temple. Short walk (1 km) from parking spot. Lots of information. It’s free and quiet.
lars weegen (10 months ago)
Small not much information. The small hike to the temple is nice
Vladimir Jezik (3 years ago)
Piecful, meditating place. 2000 years old Roman temple. Easy walk, nice view.
TimeTravelRome (3 years ago)
The Tawern temple precinct lies on a road from South Gaul that led from Metz to Trier, and on to the Rhine. The temple area on the top of the hill offered travelers a view on Augusta Treverorum (Trier), some 15 km away, and allowed them to make offerings to the gods after a journey. Various gods, including Mercury, were worshipped here from the early 1st to the late 4th century. The area originally comprised five temples, their facades being turned towards the valley. The complex was excavated in 1986/87 and partially reconstructed. TIMETRAVELROME
Pierre Violent (6 years ago)
A rebuilt place, but interesting to visit nonetheless, with a great view on Tawern.
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