Friday, 14 April 2017

Germany: Lower Germanic Limes

On Tuesday I got four postcards from Germany.

One of them shows various views of the Rhine in Neuss-Grimlinghausen. In Roman times the river Rhine divided the Roman province of Germania inferior from Germania Magna. The border was guarded by a chain of castra for auxiliary troops, which is known as Lower Germanic Limes. Today the Lower Germanic Limes is located in the Netherlands and the German States of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate. The castra at modern day Neuss-Grimlinghausen only survived as not visible ground monument, but a watchtower was reconstructed. The Lower Germanic Limes seeks for the inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Stamp:
Saxon Switzerland (issued 02-06-2016)


Thank You very much Marcel!

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