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Historical sites in the Rhein-Hunsrueck-Kreis

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The 10 Most Beautiful historical sites in the Rhein-Hunsrueck-Kreis

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Historical Site · Romantischer Rhein
Martinskirche
The origins of the parish of St. Martin go back to the Frankish era (from the 2nd century AD onwards). Originally built as a defence tower, the mighty bell tower dominates the townscape. This is the most impressive example of Gothic ecclesiastical defence architecture in the Rhineland. The church contains some notable 16th century murals and a Madonna from the mid 15th century (High Gothic).
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Historical Site · Romantischer Rhein
Römerkastell
At every turn through Roman history. Boppard was one of the most important Roman settlements on the Middle Rhine. Through Julius Caesar's campaigns of conquest in Germania, this region also came under the control of Rome. The Celts already lived here and gave the place the ancient name BAUDOBRIGA. After the first traces of Roman settlement at the beginning of the Mühltal, not far from the western outskirts, a strong fortress was built in the middle of the fourth century with the name BODOBRICA, from which the current name BOPPARD developed. Located directly on the banks of the Rhine, the late Roman fort was impressive in Roman times due to its dimensions. At 308 × 154 meters, it formed a roughly 4.7 hectare rectangle. The walls were three meters thick on the landside and two and a half meters on the Rhine front. With a height of nine meters, the complex underlined its defensive character, especially since 20 horseshoe-shaped towers at regular intervals of around 27 meters additionally protected the fort on the landside.
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Historical Site · Hunsrück
The Schinderhannes Tower
Simmern´s main landmark bears the name of Germany´s most famous outlaw, Johannes Bückler, known as "Schinderhannes". Due the corona pandemie the tower will be closed from 2. November!
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Historical Site · Hunsrück
Historische Stadtmauer in Simmern
Die Sanierung und teilweise Rekonstruktion der Stadtmauer im Verlauf vom Römerberg entlang der Mühlengasse, an der Rückseite des Rathauses bis zum Haus Gass ist 2020 weitestgehend abgeschlossen. Durch den Ankauf und Abriss mehrerer Häuser in der Mühlengasse konnten Teile der mittelalterlichen Stadtmauer, deren Ursprung bis ins 14. Jahrhundert zurückreicht, freigestellt und saniert werden. Durch die umfänglichen Sanierungs- und Rekonstruktionsmaßnahmen (2015-2020, die auch das Areal rund um die Stephanskirche integriert), ist es gelungen, diesen historischen Teil der Stadtgeschichte sichtbar und erlebbar zu machen. Ein Teil der Mauerkrone ist begehbar und bietet einen wunderschönen Ausblick über den Wingertsbergpark und das Umland.Am oberen Ende der Stadtmauer gelangen Sie zur Bastion am Römerberg.
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Historical Site · Hunsrück
The New Castle
Under Duke Friedrich I (1459 - 1480), the former medieval castle in Simmern had been converted into the residence of the dukes of Simmern.Today, the building contains the Hunsrück-Museum, the art collection of the famous painter and sculptor Friedrich Karl Ströher, the library in the New Castle, a ballroom with a foyer, a room in which civil wedding ceremonies are held and the Tourist-Information Office. The ballroom is mainly used as eventlocation.
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Historical Site · Romantischer Rhein
Schleifenroute - Römer-Kastell Boppard
Auf Schritt und Tritt durch römische Geschichte. Boppard gehörte zu den bedeutenden römischen Siedlungen am Mittelrhein. Durch die Eroberungsfeldzüge Julius Cäsars in Germanien gelangte auch diese Region in den Machtbereich Roms. Bereits die Kelten lebten hier und gaben dem Ort den antiken Namen BAUDOBRIGA. Nach ersten römischen Siedlungsspuren am Anfang des Mühltales, unweit des westlichen Ortsrandes, entstand Mitte des vierten Jahrhunderts eine starke Festungsanlage mit dem Namen BODOBRICA, woraus sich der heutige Name BOPPARD entwickelt hat.
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Historical Site · Romantischer Rhein
Begehbare Stadtmauer
Historical Site · Hunsrück
Römberberg Bastion
Römerberg Bastion, which was restored in 2005/2006, was the angle tower of the town´s former fortifications...
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Historical Site · Hunsrück
Kath. Kirche St. Erasmus
After the Reformation, this catholic church was acquired by the Protestants. Until 1872, the Catholics didn’t have an appropriate church.
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Historical Site · Hunsrück
Historische Altstadt
Sie möchten die Altstadt auf eigene Faust erkunden? Kein Problem!Wir empfehlen Ihnen als informativen Begleiter unseren "Historischen Innenstadtplan".

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