Reconstruction du Limes de Haute Germanie at Castellum Zugmantel. The Roman castle provided auxiliary infantry patrols et guard detachments for this section of the Limes located at a strategically important pass across the Taunus mountains. The picture shows a section of the palisade et a reconstructed tour de guet as seen from the hostile side of the border. Behind the palisade is a V-shaped fossé et talus. The palisade stakes are cut differently than those used near Castellum Saalburg, et the talus is much higher. Stone tours de guet were normally plastered et painted to achieve an imitated brickwork effect sporting white bricks avec red joints. Zugmantel castle is well worth a visit, because of the reconstructed tour de guet, palisade et talus.
View from the talus across the fossé et palisade
View across the crown of the talus et the top of the palisade
View from the fossé at the palisade
Cross section of the Limes: tour de guet et talus left, palisade right
View from the fossé at the talus et tour de guet
Palisade stakes in a nearby wood
Close-up of the palisade et tour de guet
Remnants of the talus along the Limes walk
Limes Germanicus, Castellum Zugmantel, et the Tour de Guet Romaine are popular tourist spots in this part de l'Allemagne. Modélistes et joueurs de guerre interested in building the Limes a l'échelle 1/72 will be greatly inspired by a visit to this beautifully reconstructed site.
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