View of the Fürstenberg site. Several information boards explain the history of the site.
The archaeological remains of two of the largest legionary camps of the Roman Empire can be found on the Fürstenberg, a hill near Xanten. Evidence for the structures of two marching and training camps, or campi, an amphitheatre and a civilian settlement has also been found. The site is unusual in that it has never been built over.
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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.