The Saalburg is a Roman fort which sits on the main ridge of the Taunus mountains. At peak times, approximately 2,000 soldiers and civilians are believed to have lived at the fortress. After being attacked by Germanic tribes several times between 233 and 260, the Romans gave up their stronghold, and the Saalburg started to decay. Archaeological excavations unearthed the remains in the mid 19th century and the German Emperor William II ordered for it to be reconstructed. An informative circular trail winds around past the former troop barracks, bathhouses, lodgings, a museum, and other monuments.
Saalburg Museum, Saalburg 1, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany, +49 6175 93740