The small Roman fort was located in what is now a leafy neighbourhood.
Between 85 AD and the mid 3rd century AD, a small Roman fort occupied the site of present-day Duisburg-Werthausen. Its position on the right bank of the Rhine reflects how Roman rule influenced life beyond the frontiers of the Empire. Evidence has been found of a wall containing two gateways, and of two towers and a cistern located near the fort’s main street. An information board and some road markings show where the fort once stood.
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The archaeological remains that make up the Lower Germanic Limes (NGL) UNESCO World Heritage Site are all very well preserved. Most of these structures are buried underground and well protected. Some are visible above ground. So far, there is very little on-site information explaining the history and significance of these finds. We are currently working on a comprehensive package of information and presentation resources to promote public understanding of these sites.