Breisach a. R.

Late Roman fort on the Rhine

Brei­sach is the only town in Baden-Wuer­t­tem­berg that was once visi­ted by a Roman Emperor: on 30 August 369 Valen­ti­ni­an I came to Brei­sach to inspect the bor­der fortres­ses on the Upper Rhi­ne. He resi­ded with his court in the lar­ge admi­nis­tra­ti­ve buil­ding on Cathe­dral Squa­re which is visi­ble in ground plan again today. The 3rd cen­tu­ry hill­top site had a cen­tral admi­nis­tra­ti­ve func­tion and was exten­ded to a stron­gly for­ti­fied fort in the 4th cen­tu­ry. The muse­um of town histo­ry fea­tures com­pre­hen­si­ve exhi­bi­ti­ons about the Roman past as well as the Cel­tic prince­ly seat and the medi­eval and modern histo­ry of the town.


Muse­um für Stadt­ge­schich­te Brei­sach a. R.

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Rhein­tor­platz 1
79206 Brei­sach a.Rh.
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