Roman service area
Around 50 AD when the Roman long-distance route from Basel to Mainz was built, a large service area was established nearby Hohberg-Niederschopfheim. During excavations from 1978 to 1981 remains of a stone building (dimension: 40 x 45 m) with a patio were found. This courtyard was surrounded by living and guest rooms which were even equipped and decorated with mural paintings and floor mosaics, with bath rooms, storage cellars, stables for draft animals and a forge as garage for carriages. The stone building had been destroyed around 180 AD and reconstructed as smaller half-timbered house.