The Saalburg was one of the major Roman outposts during Roman times. It started with a camp and was expanded to have room for the families that followed the soldiers. It is situated in the Taunus region in walking distance to the Grosse Feldberg, the highest mountain in the Taunus region. The Hessian Village is also located along the trail. If walking is a problem public transportation is available. The Saalburg is a fort, not a castle. It is a fantastic museum with artifacts found within it's walls as well as in the area. A special jewel right across the road from the front entrance is a chapel like building which was built as a Roman bath for the highest Officer. The building is hidden in the woods. There is a short walking trail.
Outside the main gate of the Saalburg are the remnants of the family housing and several wells. The Saalburg is also part of the limes, which is a Roman road that went all the way through Europe. Some of that road is still visible from the air. Much of the Autobahn was built following the original limes.
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