Roman heritage on the Danube
Roman excavations in Oberranna, Schlögen and Enns
For over 500 years the Roman Empire with its legionaries, craftsmen and peasants, its architecture, forts and baths shaped our land, leaving lasting traces.
The Danube was the northern border of the Roman Empire. The main base was "Lauriacum", a legionary camp in the area of today's Enns. From here, the Roman military directed a network of forts and bases to protect the border, from Linz to Schlögen and Oberranna in the Upper Danube Valley. But the Limes was by no means as impermeable as one might think, for trade flourished.
You can find everything about the Austrian part of the Roman Limes here.
From our blog:
When the Danube was a border: World Heritage Danube Limes