Kastell Biriciana

Weissenburg, Germany

Kastell Biriciana was a former Roman military camp. It was occupied from the 1th century AD to the mid-3rd century as a part of Limes Germanicus (a line of frontier fortifications that bounded the ancient Roman provinces). There was first a wooden fortifications, which were later replaced with a square stone fort. The known internal buildings are marked by stone slabs. There is today a reconstructed north gate, the large thermal baths and the Roman museum.

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Founded: 90 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Germany
Historical period: Germanic Tribes (Germany)

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DougAndDavi Bowen (2 years ago)
Interesting, always like visiting Roman remains, especially walled forts and towns. This had very little original remaining, but the area is clear and primary buildings have been outlined. One of the fortified gates has been rebuilt to give a better idea of scale. The signs are mostly in german as to be expected, but all have a summary in English which is appreciated. Oh and it is free :)
Peter Herrmann (3 years ago)
Very nice place
Amina May (3 years ago)
Love it! Good reconstruction, well maintained. You can walk around even at night and still see something (it has lampposts).
Desirae Clark (5 years ago)
It was anticlimactic, in all honesty. I'm glad I loved the town so much since the Roman Limes sites were my goal. It's a shame there isn't more information explaining what you can see and explaining what is original and what it's purpose was.
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