Gastlandschaften Rheinland-Pfalz

Lahn valley

Holidays in the Lahn valley: Nature and culture on the way to the Rhine

Lahntal Tourismus Verband e.V.
Brückenstraße 2
35576 Wetzlar

Tel. +49 (0)6441/30998-0
Fax +49 (0) 3212/1239508

Limesturm auf dem Wintersberg | Bad Ems

The foundations of the watch tower on the Wintersberg were discovered in the 1850s. In honour of Emperor Wilhelm I – according to the Latin inscription – citizens of Bad Ems built the reconstruction. Thus it is the oldest reconstruction of a Roman watch tower. It is part of the Unesco World Heritage Site and a special cultural monument. Watch tower 1 of the section south of the River Lahn stood in the place of the present tower. Its walls formed a square of 5.50 metres each side. They were 76 centimetres thick. The tower was about 5 to 8 metres high and had a balcony from which you could communicate by bugles or signal fire. 5 to 8 soldiers were on duty here. From the tower the soldiers had a clear view on the Lahn valley with the ford then and the ascending “Limes” up to the Westerwald on the opposite side. Next to the tower there is the restaurant “Wintersberg” with a panorama terrace. If requested meals can be cooked faithfully Roman on a forge in the tower.

You can reach us at:

Berghotel-Restaurant Wintersberg am Limes
Auffahrt Braubacher Straße
56130 Bad Ems

Phone(0049) 2603- 4282


Limesturm (Quelle: Stadt- und Touristikmarketing Bad Ems e.V.) Infotafel am Turm (Quelle: Stadt- und Touristikmarketing Bad Ems e.V.) Restaurant mit Panoramablick (Quelle: Stadt- und Touristikmarketing Bad Ems e.V.) Selfie vom Turm (Quelle: Stadt- und Touristikmarketing Bad Ems e.V.)
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