Through The Taunus Woods Along The Ancient Limes

During this hike we went on a weekend back to the Taunus. There you can find among other things such historical specialties as millennia-old settlements or at least the remains of them. A special attraction is the Limes. The Limes was the border between the Roman Empire and Germania in the middle of Europe. This border consisted of a wall and was built in a very different way. Interestingly enough, you can actually see a wall going through the forest. The height is about 1 to 2 meters high, but since it is the remains of the Limes, you can see that this wall runs absolutely straight through the forest and does not seem to fit there at all. There are also remains of watchtowers. I was a bit surprised to see the foundation of one of the towers and the remains of the stone walls. Considering that this border was built over 2000 years ago. This hike was near Wiesbaden, Mainz, and Frankfurt in Germany October 2020.